Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux 2012

Full bodied wine, with good concentration of cassis, cedar, earth, spice and tobacco notes. Muscular, strong structure that will allow it to age and improve for years. Very compelling and harmonious on the palate. This is a very popular 5th growth (1855 Bordeaux Classification) wine.

Drink now - 2030 


Reviews

93 points, Wine Spectator 
Well-built, with a charcoal frame that melds nicely with steeped currant, blackberry paste and dark plum fruit flavors. The long finish is riveted to a graphite underpinning. Remarkably dense, but without the austere twinge of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 11,665 cases made.

 

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a wine estate situated on a hill (or puy) above the village of Bages in the Pauillac region of the Médoc. Classified as a fifth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, the Cabernet Sauvignon dominant grand vin is known for its velvety texture and cigar box and cassis aromas. 

The vineyard is sited around the château and covers 55 hectares. It is planted 75 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent Merlot and 5 percent Cabernet Franc.

Pauillac, a village located between Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien on Bordeaux's Medoc peninsula, has a stellar reputation. This is not only because of its top quality wines but also for the being home to some of the world's most famous and expensive wines, Chateaux Latour, Lafitte Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild.

Although it is agreed that styles of those top three chateaux are noticeably different, typical Pauillac wine style is full, rich and characterised by the classic cassis and cedar wood aromas of oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon.