2018 Lacoste Borie (Pauillac)

61% Cabernet Sauvignon/31% Merlot/8% Cabernet Franc. Yield 40hl/ha. Harvest dates September 21-5 October. Consultant Eric Boissenot. Beaucoup de matiere, very attractive blue fruit, fresh, cool, complex, structured. An extremely impressive second wine, among the vintage`s best. (NT 03/05/19)
Origin
Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
90 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018
88-90 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2019
89-92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2019
90-92 points, Chris Kissack
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

This is star bright and juicy, and certainly settles in the glass to show its rich tannic structure. It’s not as creamy through the mid-palate as in 2015 or 2016 but there’s no question that Lacoste-Borie is a sure-fire quality choice and this is a lovely wine. The harvest took place between 21 September and 5 October. 13.9% ABV here and 14%ABV at Grand-Puy-Lacoste. A yield of 44hl/ha. Drink 2024 - 2036. 90 points

Julia Harding

61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. 44 hl/ha. Inky crimson with purple core. Very Cabernet on the nose, such pure cassis and a lovely rocky/mineral note. Ripe but quite savoury on the palate with a hint of black olives. Lots of freshness and a long savoury finish. Tannins are fine, smooth and the whole is juicy even with good concentration. Opens up in the glass to a touch of spice. Attractively dry and still fresh, juicy on the finish. 16.5 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lacoste-Borie opens with baked plums, stewed cherries, cassis and milk chocolate with earth and herbs. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, it has a good fruit core and an herbal lift on the finish. 88-90 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Lacoste-Borie is plump, silky and absolutely delicious. Bright red cherry, plum and mocha add lovely shades of nuance throughout. I would prefer to drink this succulent, mid-weight Pauillac over the next handful of years, while it retains its youthful juiciness. The blend is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. 89-92 points

Chris Kissack

The second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. The fruit was picked between September 21st and October 5th, with a yield of 44 hl/ha. It has a lovely perfume, so fresh and pure, pretty with scented notes of chalk dust and crushed pebbles. The palate is soft, plump, rather easy in its texture and form, with a very light extraction, the tannins delicate and silky, w ith a peppery note and fresh, vibrant acidity. A bright style, pure and charming, one which will be drinking just a few years after it has gone into bottle, although the tannins, tightly knit, shine through in the finish. 90-92 points

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