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2021 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste En Primeur

Released for sale en primeur at lunchtime today, 2021 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste will be amongst everyone's favourite wines of the vintage.  At £300 per six and with excellent reviews, we recommend adding as much of this to your cellar as you can lay your hands on, in bottles and magnums at the very least!

As usual, we were met by the extremely charming Borie family, who wafted effortlessly about their drawing room, entertaining their guests...even Emeline Borie, who was recovering from a broken ankle acquired on a skiing holiday.  Emeline described the elegant, balanced 2021 as being in "the style we love", with the moderate 12.9% alcohol being "back to normal".

We particularly liked the energy and vibrancy of the wine, highlighted by its fresh acidity.  As Neal Martin comments, "if you love GPL, then you're going to appreciate this return to its quintessential style after three opulent vintages".  Galloni is even more enthusiastic, describing it as "fabulous...a terrific example of the modern classicism of the year at its best (94-96 points)". 

Bordeaux En Primeur, Landing in spring 2024.

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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.


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