This beautiful wine is made by one of the most adept, classic wine makers in Bordeaux, owner François-Xavier Borie, assisted by his daughter Emeline. 2022 is François-Xavier`s 44th vintage: “2022 is one of the best 5 Grand-Puy-Lacostes I have made, alongside 1982, 1996, 2005 and 2010,” he told us in April 2023. “It was our earliest ever harvest. At the end of August, we had to watch the vines extremely closely, with picking starting with the Merlots on 7th September – when fruit ripeness, acidity levels and maturation of skins were in perfect balance.” He continued: “The berries were very small and tightly concentrated, both in aromatics and valuable acidity.” We cannot argue with François-Xavier, for this 2022 is a magnificent Grand-Puy-Lacoste. A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon with 21% Merlot, ageing in 75% new barrels, colour is deep, aromas being tightly layered, with scented black fruits. This is splendid and perfectly balanced on the palate, being centred on elegance, finesse and poise. A full, intensely flavoured start leads to a beautiful, silky follow-through, finishing with great length (for drinking 2032-2050+).
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