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The Wine Merchants Pauillac by Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2015

The Wine Merchants Pauillac was made at the iconic Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, a Fifth Growth (in Bordeaux’s 1855 classification) whose origins can be traced to the 16th century. The château is today owned by the Borie family and comprises 90 hectares of vineyards, primarily on free-draining soils rich in gravel. Its wines exhibit the exquisite combination of structure and finesse for which the appellation of Pauillac, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, is celebrated the world over.

The château’s vineyards are farmed sustainably, with no insecticides used whatsoever and chemical treatments kept to a minimum. The grapes are harvested by hand (following a painstaking green harvest) and subjected to not one, but two sorting tables prior to de-stemming. Vinification and blending is overseen by a vastly experienced team including François-Xavier Borie and oenologist Eric Boissenot. The wine is then aged for up to 18 months in oak barriques, two-thirds of which are new.

This wine’s fabulous bouquet of blackcurrant, cedar and cigar box is classic Pauillac, as are its muscular tannins and crisp acidity. The palate boasts ripe black-fruit flavours and a hint of toasty oak. It has the structure to age gracefully but is hugely enjoyable now, ideally with rare roast lamb or beef.


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The Wine Merchants Range
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Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Natural Cork
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