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
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