For many years now, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste has defied its relatively meagre classification as a 5ème Cru Classé to consistently outperform its peers and indeed many of its supposed it superiors. This estate sits a few kilometres to the west of the town of Pauillac, and is owned and run by François-Xavier Borie.
The 19th century chateau of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is encircled by 90 hectares of vines (Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 25%) which lie on deep gravel beds over limestone. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats before the wine is matured in oak barriques, about half of which are new, for 18 months.
Lacoste-Borie, the second wine of Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, is garnet-red in colour and is bursting with rich, velvety blackcurrant fruit. It is medium bodied on the palate with great balance and a smooth finish.