Ben says

★★ Great Wine Intensely soft and led by blackcurrant fruit over eucalyptus, blackcurrant leaf, vanilla pod and cloves. It’s bold but young, showing pops of pepper-like alcohol warmth then black liquorice, blackberries and spicy cassia bark. It finishes with more wood and a slightly minty note. It’s a very moreish Pauillac, even if it does need some time.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Cabernet Sauvignon (at least 80%) and Merlot blend with 13.5% abv. Matured in oak.

Grown in: Bordeaux, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

I drank this very happily on its own, but if I were to pair it with food I’d carve some topside beef and serve it with juicy cherry tomatoes and rocket.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased for list price at The Walcot, Bath. Find in the UK for circa £55.00 at Berry Bros & Rudd.

Reviewed and tasted: 23/11/2023

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a Bordeaux fifth growth located in the Pauillac AOC in Medoc’s left bank. The winery is owned by François-Xavier Borie and his family, who manage 90 hectares of vines predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) and the rest Merlot with a small amount of Cabernet Franc.