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Duclot

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Lacoste-Borie Pauillac

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. Drink: 2018-2030.