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Pauillac, Médoc, Left Bank, Bordeaux
A Pauillac great, thewineshaveabeautiful,deepcolour,thearomasareverypureandcomplex,subtleandrefined.Dependingonthevintage, one's first impression may be of ripe fruit or flowers, often toasted notes, spice and vanilla. With time it develops a remark- ably full, richcharacter. AmongPauillac'swines,Grand-Puy-Lacosteisconsidered“agreatclassic”,capableofaligningitsconsistentcharacterwiththe spirit of eachvintage. The wines are the expression of their terroir, their climate and their grapes, but they also carry the mark of those who made it. Sowhileshowingtheutmostrespectforthegiftsofnature, Château Grand-Puy-La-coste directorFrançois-XavierBoriewillproudlyrefertoGrand-Puy-Lacoste's “signature”, which is clearly evident in verticaltastings.
In the mouth one is struck by its elegant individuality from the very first impression through the last moments of a finish whichaffordscontinualandsubtlychangingpleasure.Theflavourssupportandamplifyitsaromaticsensationswithanotably large range of fruit, particularly cassis which develops with age. The wines are well-built, with a powerful tannic structure which never loses its silkysmoothness.