May 04 2015
Neal Martin - Bordeaux Primeurs 2014
2014 Lacoste-Borie (second wine of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste)
The Château Lacoste-Borie 2014 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked September 25-October 9 at 33 hectoliter per hectare. It has a very seductive nose in the making, with ripe blackberries and blueberry scents, interwoven with incense and a touch of graphite-more sophisticated than I was expecting. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is an elegant Lacoste-Borie with fine tannin, my only quibble being that the oak is a little too conspicuous toward the finish. Of course, that may be subsumed during the barrel aging.