The 2016 Lacoste-Borie has a gentle bouquet of blackberry, briar and a light marine-like scent. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin and a little rustic in style within the context of the vintage, leading to an energetic, slightly peppery finish. It just needs more substance. Drink 2020-2027.
|Score: 88||Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019|
The 2016 Lacoste-Borie is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare. It has a clean and precise bouquet, not as complex as some of its peers, yet with thoroughly enjoyable raspberry and blackcurrant leaf tinged with cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, slightly dry tannin on the entry, hints of dark chocolate interlacing the black fruit with a touch of cracked black pepper on the finish. Drink 2020 - 2035.
|Score: 88/90||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017|
The 2016 Lacoste-Borie has come together nicely during its élevage. Medium in body, with lovely aromatic nuance, the 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet tobacco, menthol, cedar and herbs add lovely aromatic complexity throughout. Drink it over the next handful of years. Drink 2018 - 2024.
|Score: 88||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019|
The Lacoste-Borie 2016 is soft, pliant and inviting. This attractive midweight Pauillac will drink well with minimal cellaring. There is lovely purity and depth to the dark berry, chocolate and spice flavors, even if the wine is a bit slender in construction. Tasted two times.
|Score: 86/89||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2017|
The second wine of Grand Puy Lacoste. Always good value and usually made in a forward style for relatively early drinking. 61% Cabernet Sauvignon with 29% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This juicy, cherry-fruited wine is forward, charming and soft. The sandy yet ripe tannins provide a light structure that will make this lightly spicy wine approachable in its youth.
|Score: 15+||Farr Vintners, February 2017|
The nose has a fragrant floral charm spring violets and the start of the palate is light and fresh. There is mid sweetness ripe black fruits fleshy and rich with fine tannins supple. It is lighter and fresher at the back the finish bright with bramble and bilberry. 2024-35
|Score: 87/90||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017|
In a year when Grand-Puy-Lacoste has made one of its greatest ever Grands Vins, it’s no surprise that this, its second wine, is so fine. Showing classic cedar wood, blackcurrant and lead pencil aromas, flavours of berry fruit, orange zest and fresh herbs and plenty of underlying structure. 2020-28
|Score: 94||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2017|
This is a beautifully fresh wine with lovely, juicy black cassis flavours. The day-night temperature changes of up to 20 degrees centigrade made a huge difference to the quality of the tannins, and GPL has some of the steepest slopes and best draining soils in Pauillac to cope with the wet early season (although this also meant some blockage of young vines during the drought). Overall they have produced a plush, easy drinking wine that offers great pleasure. 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with a yield of 50hl/ha.
|Score: 90||Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2017|