Château Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac 2016 IN BOND

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac 2016 IN BOND

Xavier Borie's Grand Puy Lacoste 2016 is one of the superstars of the 2016 vintage and was voted by the International Wine trade as their No 1 wine for value for money. A wine to treasure for many years to come. "It has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas--quintessential Grand-Puy-Lacoste, basically. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. Gone are the days when this Pauillac was as hard as nails for the first decade. The tannins are nowadays much finer and the acidity lends this tension and plenty of freshness. There is an effortless quality to this Pauillac with wonderful length and such finesse on the finish that you immediately want to go back and re-taste it. Like so many others, this improved with aeration, gaining ever more harmony and precision. What a brilliant wine. It is classic Pauillac to its core.” 95-97 Points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate "It’s up against stiff competition, but this is my pick of the Pauillac Fifth Growths in 2016. It’s a perfumed, high-toned, structured red with savoury, fine-grained tannins, a core of piercing cassis and wet stone-like flavours and haunting sweetness. Bravo! 2024-38" 97 Points, Tim Atkin MW
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Bottle size: 75cl
Price: £60.50