2009 Lacoste Borie. Pauillac, Bordeaux. 13.5%

This is the second wine from esteemed 5th Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste. A Blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc

Lacoste Borie 1   Lacoste Borie 2

Sweet, juicy fruit profile of blackcurrants. Good tannins. A smokey, grippy finish. Has a taste I would describe as tea smoked duck mixture. Think black chinese tea, like Puh-er, orange peel, cinnamon stick, star anise and a caramelised brown sugar finish. Some rustic, twiggy action that adds to this wine’s charm.

Highly recommended. Would love to have this with Teo Chew braised duck, master stock slow braised  pork belly or Hong Kong roast goose. First time I have tried a wine and thought of all these matches for Chinese cuisine.

Loved this. Will try and remember to seek out a few aged examples of this to see how they show with a bit of age.

Source. $75 from Steves Fine Wine and Food.

Imported by Airoldi Fine Wines

Tasted 20th August 2013

 

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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