Description/ Tasting NotesRipe blackberries and blueberry scents, interwoven with incense and a touch of graphite–more sophisticated than I was expecting. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin.
Winery Info/ Brand
The history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fascinating in many ways. It is a family saga going back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy comes from the ancient term "puy" which means "hillock, small height". True to its name, the vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Médoc's first growths. Since the 16th century, the property has remained attached to a single family from generation to generation until 1920, before it is connected with another family in 1978 – the Borie.
Region Info/ Origin
Pauillac is home to several of the world's most famous wine and the region lies in an inauspicious small village in Médoc. Pauillac sprawls over the land size of about 8.8 square miles, is highly optimised for wine production and accounts for a rather disproportionate amount of fine, expensive wine in Bordeaux.