Chateau Grand Puy-Lacoste ‘Lacoste-Borie’, Pauillac 2018
This is the consistent and reliable second wine of Grand Puy Lacoste that always delivers early-drinking pleasure. In 2018 it represents 32% of the Chateau’s total production and is made from 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and all of GPL’s Cabernet Franc (8%).
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WINE TASTING NOTES
The 2018 Lacoste-Borie was picked September 21 to October 5 at 44hl/ha. It has a pleasant bouquet of blackberry, iodine and violet aromas, perhaps needing just a little more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-tinged entry. Supple and quite approachable, this is well-balanced with good acidity and some oakiness on the finish, though this is more likely due to racking several days previous to my visit. Fine, though it will hopefully flesh out a little by bottling time. Drink 2021-2035.
Score: 87/89 Neal Martin, November 2019