Peter Maude Fine Wines

2020, Château Lacoste-Borie, PAUILLAC


Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

The 2020 Lacoste-Borie, which comes in a new label, has an attractive nose with black fruit, pencil shavings and light minty aromas that remain in the background. Fine delineation, though not powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins on the entry, a mixture of red and black fruit, hints of brine and cracked black pepper with an easygoing, seaweed-tinged finish that suggests this will just require a couple of years in bottle. 90 Neal Martin, Vinous.

Perfumed blackcurrants and damons, a nice push of perfumed fruit on the nose, full and juicy, really alive in the glass - you really get the Cabernet Franc aspects which are so nice. Super high acidity, really searing and bright, lovely energy and lightness of touch in the glass while still having the Pauillac signature. Minerality comes across in the wet stone, graphite edges which gives the gravel terroir. Bright and supple with controlled acidity, supple and plush tannins, really plush and high toned, fresh fruit. Feels well worked, focused and sleek - easy drinking.  92 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.

A succulent, charming wine, the 2020 Lacoste-Borie bursts with aromas of sweet berries, cherries, crushed mint and creamy oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate. It's a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, the latter amounting to the Borie family's entire production this year, as none made it into Grand-Puy-Lacoste. 90 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

Drinking Window: 2024 - 2038

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