Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Date of harvest

September, 21st to October, 5th 2018

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Blend

78% Cabernet Sauvignon - 22% Merlot

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Tasting notes

Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2018 is one of a series of great vintages. The blend has a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) whose character and charm so perfectly express the richness and quality of this distinguished terroir. This wine is deep magenta, intense and brilliant. The bouquet reveals aromas of ripe black fruits and liquorice, underlining the grapes' perfect maturity, whilst keeping a pretty freshness and good minerality. On the palate, the attack is precise, very dense and complex. This 2018 has a very fine balance combining power, elegance and complexity. It has a long, very aromatic and tannic finish. The whole emphasizing the great ageing potential of this wine. This vintage is no doubt one of the great success stories of the chateau and what more fitting way to celebrate this 40th anniversary!

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Total vineyard surface

90 hectares around the Château

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Vineyard surface under production

58 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 before and after the de-stemming process

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Vinification

A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)

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Ageing

In French oak barrels (75% 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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Oenologist - R&D Director

Ms Christel SPINNER

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Cellar Master

M. Benoît ESTASSY

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Vineyard Manager

M. Antonio FLORES

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Consultant oenologist

M. Eric BOISSENOT

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Public relation

Miss Emeline BORIE

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