Lacoste Borie 2011


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Tasting Notes

The Lacoste Borie, a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, has a light, earthy bouquet, rustic round the edge but with a core of crisp black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a terse entry, very tight at the moment with crisp acidity that leads to a pleasant, austere, foursquare finish that should provide early to medium-term drinking. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 86/88Neal Martin,, April 2012

A wine with pretty blueberry character and hints of dried flowers. Medium body, with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Straightforward.

Score: 86/87James Suckling,, April 2012

The second wine of Grand Puy Lacoste. Always good value and usually made in a forward style for relatively early drinking. It usually makes up around 35% of Grand Puy Lacoste's production - 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Medium colour, spicy, ripe black and red fruit. A nice touch of cream, really juicy and remarkably seductive. An impressive Lacoste Borie this year which should give early drinking pleasure at a modest price.

Score: 14.5+Farr Vintners, March 2012

The nose is full of rich sweet fruit and the black plum on the palate gives a fleshy richness. There is a lovely supple feel rounded tannins and ripe black fruits. Fresher bilberry and bramble gives a lighter fresher feel on the finish.

Score: 89/92Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

Fingers crossed that the price of this wine will be as reasonable as it has been in the past, because it's a deliciously drinkable second wine, showing classy cinnamon oak, fine, granular tannins, refreshing cassis and black cherry fruit and a long, textured, satisfying finish. A wine to buy, drink and enjoy. 8+ years.

Score: 93Tim Atkin MW,, April 2012

A light and lively Pauillac with attractive, forward fruit. Drink 2014-2018.

Score: 15.5Steven Spurrier,, April 2012

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