The 2015 Lacoste-Borie has an attractive bouquet with upfront, expressive scents of crushed strawberry, raspberry coulis, cedar and light mint aromas that are well defined. There is joie de vivre here. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, a juicy Lacoste-Borie that wears its heart on its sleeve, hints of vanilla toward the finish suggesting it will need a couple more years to absorb the new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2028.
|Score: 88||Neal Martin, -, March 2018|
The 2015 Lacoste-Borie is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It has a slightly muted bouquet, tobacco-tinged black fruit that gently opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, foursquare in the mouth with that tobacco theme continuing. Linear, a little aloof at the moment, I would hope that more flesh can come through towards the spicy finish that cuts away a little swiftly. Drink 2020-2035
|Score: 87/89||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016|
Soft and silky second wine of Grand Puy Lacost. Medium to full body, juicy fruit and a velvety tannic finish.
|Score: 90/91||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016|
The 2015 Lacoste-Borie is a pretty, juicy wine with good balance and enough depth to drink well for another few years at least, while the red cherry and plum fruit remains vibrant. This is an attractive second wine from Grand-Puy-Lacoste. 2018 - 2023
|Score: 88||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
The second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, the Lacoste-Borie offers good depth and plenty of immediacy. Plum, mocha and dark spice notes give the Lacoste-Borie much of its succulence. This plump, juicy Pauillac should drink well with minimal cellaring. Tasted two times.
|Score: 87/89||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016|
Tasted blind. Mid ruby. Spicy, fairly attractive nose. But pretty simple on the palate. Merlot sweepings? Inky finish.
|Score: 15||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019|
Dark crimson. Racy, not concentrated but lots of drive. Quite early maturing. Sandpaper end.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016|
The second wine of Grand Puy Lacoste. Always good value and usually made in a forward style for relatively early drinking. In 2015 this is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Vibrant ruby colour in the glass with juicy black cherry and a little redcurrant. The palate is juicy and lively with lots of bramble fruit and a little coriander. This is zippy and moreish with a nice savoury spice on the finish.
|Score: 15||Farr Vintners, March 2016|
The nose has a fleshy richness the palate depth of fruit ripe cassis in the middle. Fine tannins add to the suppleness the back palate has richness and depth but there is freshness a lighter fragrant feel to the finish.
|Score: 89/92||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016|
The second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a wine for claret drinkers rather than points
junkies. Typically floral and refined, with very gentle oaking, it’s a more serious wine than it
seems at first, showing supporting tannins, a twist of vanilla spice and refreshing acidity.
|Score: 92||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016|
Typically spot on, superbly accurate and perfectly balanced, this is a charming Lacoste-Borie and there is plenty of
tension on the finish with fine-grained tannins and crunchy acidity to balance the fabulous, ebullient nose and palate. It
will drink early giving a glimpse of the Grand-Puy-Lacoste theme tune, but played softly and gently to woo your senses.
This is such a delicious creation in the first instance that you forget it is a second wine.
|Score: 17+||Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016|