If Xavier Borie's wonderful Grand Puy Lacoste doesn't offer enough value for money, then Lacoste Borie, the highly impressive second wine of this high flying 5th growth Chateau should do the trick! Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc it is very much a little GPL with its beautifully Cabernet scented bouquet of lilacs, cassis and minerals. The palate is crunchy and black fruited with hints of juicy damsons. There is definitely greater precision to the fruit and the tannins are more refined than normal. This should be an excellent value for money Pauillac.
Licorice and violets with berries and currants and spices. Full and silky. Very fine. Features a solid black currant, licorice and tobacco core, with well-embedded tarry grip. More approachable than most, showing solid vintage and AOC character.