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Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012 Pauillac Grand Cru Classe


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5th Grand Cru Classé in 1855

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The 2012 vintage was mainly characterized by a hot and very dry summer, which followed a cool and very wet spring. From August onwards, the weather conditions stabilized and allowed the grapes to follow a good maturation process. The harvest, carried out in a serene way, is very selective so that only the most qualitative grapes are kept.

Blend of the 2012 vintage : 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot

The robe is still a beautiful dark color, tinged with slightly tile-like and brilliant reflections.

The nose reveals powerful aromas of wild berries, blackcurrant and menthol, which give way to peppery spices and an elegant toasted woodiness.

On the palate, the attack is frank, the tannins rise very quickly and are beautifully constructed, making the wine rise crescendo in power. With its fruit and roasted notes, it stretches out for a long time until a fleshy and persistent finish. A great wine from Pauillac, magnificently constructed.

Food and wine pairing :

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012 will accompany beef tenderloin, roasted pigeon, stuffed turkey as well as all types of small game such as wild rabbit or hare stew.

The cheeses to choose are those pressed uncooked: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire or Salers.

For dessert, enjoy it with a chocolate dessert: tiramisu, Ganache montée or entremet.

Ageing potential and tasting :

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012 is a great Pauillac that can wait another 5 to 6 years in the cellar to reach its peak. However, it can be enjoyed today, if opened and decanted 3 to 4 hours before tasting, at room temperature.

Do not hesitate to proceed to successive tastings to measure the evolution of the wine and its qualitative peak.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 750ml
Appellation : Pauillac
Vintage : 2012
Color : Red
Classification : 5th Classified Growth

The name of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a nod to its privileged location on the heights of Pauillac where the castle emerges with elegance in the middle of its vineyards.

It is a fifth Grand Cru classified according to the prestigious list of 1855.

The vineyard, which covers 55 hectares, is based on gravel soil and subsoil. Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot noir: 20% and Cabernet franc: 5%. The average age of the vines is 40 years.

Annual production is around 290 barrels, ie 340 to 350,000 bottles.

All the harvest is manual and the wine is aged entirely in barrels for 18 to 20 months before bottling.

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