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2020 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste En Primeur

Just released, 2020 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is another in a string of great wines from this classic Pauillac estate.  Scored 95-97 points by Neal Martin, he describes it as a "brilliant GPL from the Borie family". 

Their is something very satisfying about clasic wines whcih express their terroir very clearly and for Jane Anson, this GPL has "captured the essence of Pauillac, and it's hard to resist. (95 points"). 

Martin's score puts the 2020 alongside his ratings for the 2009, '10, '16 and '19, leaving little room for doubt that this is among the best releases ever.  At £607 per dozen in bond, this will be one of the great offers of the campaign.

A new innovation from the domaine is a 'multi-case', pictured below.  Containing 1 double magnum, 2 magnums and 4 bottles, this is equivalent to a dozen bottles and priced at £650.  We think this format promises to be both collectible and very practical.  

Bordeaux En Primeur, Landing in spring 2023

Limited availability.  To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk 

 

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

Producer Profile

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a Cinquième Cru Classé in Pauillac.  The name Grand-Puy ('puy') comes from the Latin podium, or hill, describing this vineyard’s privileged location overlooking Pauillac. Included in the 1855 classification, Grand-Puy-Lacoste previously belonged to a family who contributed several members to the Bordeaux parliament. They fell in love with the magnificent gravel terroir and were responsible for establishing the wine’s reputation. They were followed by several other families: the Lacostes (who gave the estate its definitive name), the Saint-Guirons, and the Saint-Legiers.

From 1930 to 1978 the château was owned by Raymond Dupin. Shortly before his death, he sold Grand-Puy-Lacoste to the Borie family.  François-Xavier Borie, the present owner, has made major investments and constantly improved the quality of Grand-Puy-Lacoste in order to reflect all the finesse of its great Pauillac terroir.  The 90-hectare estate is planted at a density of 10,000 vine per hectare, to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, with vines averaging 38 years of age.  The wine is aged in 75% new oak barrels.

 

RED 2020 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £606 per case of 12 Château Grand Puy Lacoste
2020 / / 75cl
£606 per case of 12
IB
RED 2020 Château Grand Puy Lacoste - Château Grand Puy Lacoste 'multi-case' 75cl £650 per case of 12 Château Grand Puy Lacoste
2020 / / 75cl
£650 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesMulti-case' containing 1 double magnum, 2 magnums and 4 bottles

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