Lacoste BorieWhile some people reserve Sunday for worshipping Christ or Morpheus, others of us are hard at work trying to please Bacchus. This Sunday saw a flight of Bordeaux arrive in the shop for a client tasting.  The wine that really stood out was the Lacoste-Borie 2009 – the second wine from the highly-reputable 5th growth Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste. And whilst some wines might buckle under the pressure of coming from such impressive pedigree, this bottle certainly did not disappoint!

The Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste estate is located in Pauillac – the jewel  in the crown of the Médoc (just north of Bordeaux), and home to many famous Chateaux including Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Coming from a chateau on the left-bank of the Gironde, the Lacoste-Borie is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend and boasts a pronounced, perfumed nose with notes of cedar and blackcurrant. With firm yet refined tannins and delicate balance the wine is drinking well now but will easily last for 6-8 years.

Origin: Pauillac – Bordeaux

Dominant Grape: Cabernet Merlot

Alcohol: 13.5%

Drinking window: 2014- 2020

Drink with: Steak, Venison

Price: Around £24