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5ième Grand Cru Classé
Red • 2013
75 cl Bottle
Alcohol content : 13,5°


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Food / Wine Pairing

This wine will suit
Game, Red meat


You will find this wine
Oaky, Fruity, Rich, Supple

Type of meal

You will enjoy this wine during
Candle light dinner, Business dinner, Family dinners, Celebration meal

The Estate

Château Grand-Puy Lacoste, Great Classified Growth of Pauillac in 1855, is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc with a history going back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy, already mentioned in documents from the Middle Ages, comes from the ancient term “puy” which means “hillock, small height”. True to its name, the vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Médoc’s first growths. Since the 16th century the property remained attached to a single family from generation to generation, in a direct line through marriage until 1920, before connecting with another family in 1978—the Borie. Today, Grand-Puy-Lacoste remains family-owned : Jean-Eugène Borie, who loved the Médoc and its vines, entrusted it to his eldest son, François-Xavier, who gradually renovated the château and its winemaking facilities. Today, his eldest daughter, Emeline, works at his side.

Tasting Notes

This wine has a lovely deep garnet colour. A fine bouquet reveals aromas of black fruit complemented by a touch of cassis, all subtly lifted by a hint of vanilla spice. On the palate, the initial impression is precise and linear; the palate shows ripe, well-balanced and well integrated tannins. Overall a wine with charm, elegance and freshness and a very nice clean finish.

Ratings & Awards

Le Figaro
Nez intense, joliment dessiné
La bouche est équilibrée, de bonne longueur, joli milieu de bouche, très belle finale épicée
Très Pauillac comme d’habitude, mais en plus aimable

James Suckling
Dense and silky with lots of flowers and black currant character
Medium to full body, fine tannins and a long finish for the vintage

Wine Advocate
The 2013 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry and cedar fruit, nicely composed and delineated, not complex but harmonious
As usual, there is a conservative element to the aromatics in keeping with this estate’s style
The palate is medium-bodied with appreciable mineralité on the entry
I like the edginess here, the framework and in particular the finesse that is not always apparent at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, at least at this early juncture
It might not be a long-term proposition, but it is certainly one of the finest Pauillac wines of the vintage courtesy of Xavier and Emeline Borie

Wine Spectator
This has good vibrancy, with red and black currant fruit carried by brambly tannins
Light charcoal and tobacco leaf notes on the finish give this an old-school edge
Should meld pleasantly with modest cellaring
Best from 2017 through 2023
9,167 cases made
— JM