Caramel, ripe cherries, lavenders, mints, and wet chalk in the sweet and fruity nose; dark berries, green peppers, vanilla, wood spices, and white peppers on the somewhat spicy palate; medium- long and rather tannic finish; overall, 88-89 points on the first day; however, more complex and fruitier on the palate, and also more complex and less tannic in the longer finish on the 2nd day after being in the fridge overnight; so 90-91 points.
Nice rubis red all the way to the edge. On the nose, aromas of strawberries, cherries and liquorice. There is also an earthy-coffee side to it. The aromas are still fairly timid. On the palate, the attack is frank with some present slightly rough tannin, followed by some timid fruit. The finish is a little short. As far as I'm concerned, this wine is ready to drink and can probably be kept till 2020. I like it for the complexity and pleasantness of the bouquet. So far, I do prefer the aromas of (blacker fruit of) the 2012 though.
Belle robe rubis moyennement profond. Pas d'évolution aux rebords. Nez un peu timide de fraise, cerise et réglisse. Il y a un petit côté terreux type feuiles d'automne et café. Assez plaisant au nez, mais un peu timide. En bouche, l'attaque est franche avec des tannins présents, mais déjà passablement arrondis. Cela dit, le fruit est présent mais toujours un peu timide. J'imagine que le vin d'ouvrira au futur, mais je n'imagine pas ce vin vivre super longtemps. À boire au plus tard en 2020.
Dark but a somewhat developed color. Nose is pleasant but somewhat indistinct, slight note of sour cherries. In the mouth it is full with good acid and tannin balance, the overall impression a very accessible and well developed wine, almost Italian IGT in style. Quite nice and very ready to drink.
Beautiful bouquet with cassis, dark forest fruits, some graphite, cedar and smoky oak. Same on the palate. Good acidity and a pleasant touch of sweetness which belongs to the 2009 vintage. Already open for business, but no problem cellaring this until the early 2020's. 90 for today.
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(Lacoste-Borie Pauillac) This, the second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. An attractive nose, quite meaty and with savoury fruit character. There's a touch of game about it too. The palate has a pleasing stance, gently stony fruit, although appropriately textured. Nice and ripe tannins in the background, good lightly peppery acidity too. The fruit has a good broad flesh, nicely framed, with those savoury notes as found on the nose. A very decent second wine.
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