Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2015
Date of harvest September, 18th to October, 4th 2015
Blend 74% Cabernet Sauvignon – 23% Merlot – 3% Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes Grand Puy Lacoste 2015 will go down in history as one of the great vintages, a vintagewhich demonstrates the great class and wonderful quality of the vineyard.Made with a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon (74%) the wine has a lovely structure andbalance, which amply demonstrate the complexities and opulence of this truly wonderfulvintage. The wine is an intense, deep red. The nose is opulent with notes of black fruit andripe blackcurrants. These notes are complemented by notes of spice and violets, all with alovely freshness, underlined by the presence of cabernet franc (3%) in the final blend. Onthe palate the wine is dense and precise, the aromas and textures build on the mid-palateand are carried by rich, powerful, well rounded tannins. The 2015, precise and complex,with freshness and excellent length is a very classy wine indeed. It compares well with thebest vintages of Grand Puy Lacoste and its complexity is a wonderful expression of terroir.Total vineyard surface 90 hectares around the ChâteauVineyard surface under production 58 hectares in one block around the ChâteauAverage age of the vines 38 years oldSoil – Terroir Very deep coarse gravelVineyard grape varieties 75% Cabernet Sauvignon – 20% Merlot – 5% Cabernet FrancDensity of planting 10 000 vines/hectaresRootstock Riparia gloire & 101.14Growing of the vines Mechanical ploughing of the soil Viticulture practices: Sprayingkept to the absolute effective minimumHarvest Exclusively hand pickedGrape sorting Two successive selections before and after the de-stemming processVinification A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)Ageing In French oak barrels (75% new barrels each vintage) for between 16 to 18months depending on the vintage.