Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2007
WA 87-89 points
Date of harvest 24th of September to 8th of October 2007
Blend 72% Cabernet Sauvignon – 28% Merlot
The 2007 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a bright ruby red color.
On the nose, this wine presents a wonderful aromatic complexity with a touch of black berries and cherry aromas trimmed with spices, vanilla and liquorices. On the palate, this velvety, well concentrated wine shows a nice fruit extract. It is a very charming wine with silky tannins and beautiful harmony.
Total vineyard surface 90 hectares around the Château
Vineyard surface under production 55 hectares in one block around the Château
Average age of the vines 38 years
Soil – Terroir Very deep coarse gravel
Vineyard grape varieties 75% Cabernet Sauvignon – 20% Merlot – 5% Cabernet Franc
Density of planting 10 000 vines/hectares
Rootstock Riparia gloire & 101.14
Growing of the vines Mechanical ploughing of the soil Viticulture practices: Spraying kept to the absolute effective minimum
Harvest Exclusively hand picked
Grape sorting Two successive selections before and after the de-stemming process
Vinification A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)
Ageing In French oak barrels (70% new barrels each vintage) for between 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage.