Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Date of harvest

September, 30th to October, 12th 2002

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Blend

80% Cabernet Sauvignon - 18% Merlot - 2% Cabernet Franc

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Tasting notes

This Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2002 presents a very deep intense ruby red color. The nose is very tempting, powerfull with blackcurrent aromas, notes of cherry jam and blackberries. The all is raised by the liquorice and the spices . On the palate, this wine is perfectly ripe with strong tannins. It has a beautiful lenght. A fleshy, delicate and male palate! This GPL develops a great fruit balance, subtly spiced where we find a nice expression of the terroir for this typical Pauillac estate.

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Total vineyard surface

90 hectares around the Château

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Vineyard surface under production

55 hectares in one block around the Château

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Average age of the vines

38 years old

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Soil - Terroir

Very deep coarse gravel

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Vineyard grape varieties

75% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc

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Density of planting

10 000 vines/hectares

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Rootstock

Riparia gloire & 101.14

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Growing of the vines

Mechanical ploughing of the soil Viticulture practices: Spraying kept to the absolute effective minimum

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Harvest

Exclusively hand picked

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Grape sorting

Two successive selections

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Vinification

A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)

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Ageing

In French oak barrels (50% new barrels each vintage) for between 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage.

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Owner

M. François-Xavier BORIE

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Cellar Master

M. Philippe GOUZE

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Vineyard Manager

M. Marc DUVOCELLE

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Consultant oenologist

M. Eric BOISSENOT

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Public relation

Miss Emeline BORIE

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