Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2013 is composed of a majority of cabernet sauvignon (80%) which gives it a fine, smooth framework, again showing the expression and potential of the terroir.
This wine has a lovely deep garnet colour. A fine bouquet reveals aromas of black fruit complemented by a touch of cassis, all subtly lifted by a hint of vanilla spice.
On the palate, the initial impression is precise and linear; the palate shows ripe, well balanced and well integrated tannins. Overall a wine with charm, elegance and freshness and a very nice clean finish.
Growing of the vines Mechanical ploughing of the soil
Viticulture practices: Spraying kept to the absolute effective minimum
Harvest Exclusively hand picked
Grape sorting Two successive selections before and after the de-stemming process
Vinification A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)
Ageing In French oak barrels (75% new barrels each vintage) for between 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage.
Grape Variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc