Château Lacoste-Borie 2016 - A.O.C Pauillac
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88.0 sur 100 based on 2 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

88-90/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
88/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

The 2016 Lacoste-Borie is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare. It has a clean and precise bouquet, not as complex as some of its peers, yet with thoroughly enjoyable raspberry and blackcurrant leaf tinged with cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, slightly dry tannin on the entry, hints of dark chocolate interlacing the black fruit with a touch of cracked black pepper on the finish.
88-90
points on 100
Forward in style, there are spicy cassis aromas, soft, round textures and a sweet, fruitiness mid-palate making this an easy drinking, delicious and uncomplicated wine.
88
points on 100

Description

The history of Grand-Puy Lacoste is fascinating in more ways than one.It is part of a family saga that goes back to the 16th century. Thename Grand-Puy comes from the old saying “puy” which means “knoll, small,height”, and this terroir is already mentioned in documents dating back to themiddle-ages. Indeed the vineyard spreads on one of the hillcrests where theMedoc Grand Crus’ where first born. Since the 16th century, the Cruhas been passed on from one generation to another; through new weddings inbetween the families. It has remained in the possession of the same family until1920, before finding its way in the Borie family in the year 1978.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Grand Puy Lacoste
  • Type of wine
    Second wine
  • Appellation
    Pauillac
  • Superficy
    90 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    38 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    45% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
    2028
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second wine) from Pauillac is made with a vineyard that has an area of 90 hectares by Château Grand Puy Lacoste. The average age of the vines is 38 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 45% of new barrels.

Pauillac

The Pauillac appellation is located on the left bank of the Gironde and brings together exceptional climatic and geological conditions, which allows it to produce very great wines. Capital of the Médoc viticole, the port city of Pauillac gave its name to the appellation. The AOC can boast of having three wines in the first five classified growths of 1855: Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. On its 1,200 ha of vines, Pauillac produces 54,000 hl of red wines each year. Note that Mouton-Rothschild also produces a white wine.
Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it indeed has 18 classified growths which represent 85% of its production. Perched on a beautiful rump of gravels, its terroir is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon assembled with Merlot and to a lesser extent with Petit Verdot and Malbec.