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 Vintage2001 Label 1 of 21 
TypeRed
ProducerLacoste Borie
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
SubRegionMédoc
AppellationPauillac

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Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2010 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 89.6 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Anonymous on 5/8/2011 & rated 90 points: Pleasant bouquet with cassis and plums. On the palate also cassis, some lead pencil, good and juicy acidity and pleasant tannin. Not extremely full bodied, but certainly elegant and with good complexity. Drank it over two days and the first day the wine was still a bit locked, but the second day it really showed itself and was a much greater pleasure. Waiting 2 - 3 years will be rewarding, or decant it in time. (1934 views)
 Tasted by Cellar_Fiend on 4/6/2009 & rated 90 points: On the nose, cedar, red fruits, and matchbox in the classic way only Bordeaux can create. On the palate nice red fruits intergrated with the minimal tannin. Zingy acidity but not over bearing. the finish consists of more nice fruit and last 10 seconds plus. This was decanted for an hour. Delicious and good purchase. only 3 more of my six pack left. (2169 views)
 Tasted by Cellar_Fiend on 2/17/2009 & rated 90 points: See previous notes -this guy req's a one hour decant at present. (2097 views)
 Tasted by Cellar_Fiend on 1/11/2009 & rated 91 points: Classic cedar, cigar, and general Bordeaux goodness, on both the nose and palate. Decent finish. Secondary characteristics are starting to come through. Delicious to drink now, will develop further. Maybe a 92-93 when in its prime. Overall great QPR. (2097 views)

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Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Guide

Vins Bordeaux (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux)

History of Bordeaux

History of 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Médoc

Vins du Médoc (Conseil des Vins du Médoc) - Read More about the Medoc
The eight precisely defined appellations of the whole of the Médoc (from Blanquefort Brook to the north of the Bordeaux built-up area, almost to the Pointe de Grave) may claim the Médoc appellation. But there is also a specific territory in the north of the peninsula which produces exclusively wines with this appellation. In the great majority, the Médocs come from the north of the peninsula. The great individuality of this region is that the number of vines has increased more recently here than elsewhere, apart from a few isolated spots where vines have grown for many years. Today, the size of the small estate has brought about the development of a powerful co-operative movement. Four co-operatives out of five belong to the group called Unimédoc which ensures aging, bottling and marketing a large proportion of their wines.

Pauillac

Read more detailed information about Pauillac Looking full onto the river from the earliest days, with an important port activity, traces of which go back to ancient times (shipment of bronze as long ago as 2000 B.C.), Pauillac's life has always been intimately linked to the history of wine. Although port activities were at the root of its prosperity, Pauillac had to wait until the eighteenth century when Bordeaux ceased to hold its privileged position to become a wine port. The town then became the natural outlet for the wine production of neighbouring cantons before reaching its zenith in a period when the vineyards were exceptionally prosperous.

The characteristic of the Pauillac terroir is its exceptional relief: the many undulating ridges make it unique morphologically speaking. Highly favourable conditions facilitate the dissection of the layer of gravel. This thin, Garonne gravel from whose very poverty springs great richness, has an extremely effective natural drainage.

With their velvet red colour with a hint of amber, the wines from the Pauillac appellation, full-bodied and rich in tannin, are vigorous. Powerful when young, their aromas of red fruits (black-currant, raspberry) or flowers (violets, roses, irises) melt with the passing of time into a bouquet which is long in the mouth.
Rich and complex, the wines of Pauillac deserve to be laid down for a little longer.

Production conditions (Decree dated November 14, 1936)

In order to have the right to the Pauillac appellation of controlled origin, red wines must:
- come from the commune of Pauillac and from precisely defined parcels in the communes of Cissac, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Sauveur, "excluding the parcels situated on recent alluvium and sand on impermeable subsoils",
- satisfy precise production conditions : grape-varieties (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Carmenère, Merlot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cot or Malbec), minimum of sugar (178 grammes - 6.27 oz. - per litre of must) degree (an acquired 10°5) base yield (45 hectolitres per hectare).

 
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