2013 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
The 2013 Grand Puy Lacoste is terrific. Graphite, smoke, tobacco and licorice burst onto the palate, followed by layers of dark, inviting fruit. Supremely classy from start to finish, the 2013 impresses for its energy, balance and pure, mineral-driven cut. The 2013 is by no means a huge wine, but it is super-polished to the core. Tasted twice. (AG)
Dense and silky with lots of flowers and black currant character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a long finish for the vintage.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark ruby. Perfumed aromas of blackcurrant and violet. Rich and sweet on the palate, offering juicy flavors of dark plum and blueberry. Finishes smooth and persistent, with a lingering note of cedar. (IDA)
This is a well-made, ripe while structured wine. With its juicy black-currant fruits, edge of firm tannins and balanced character, it brings out the best of the year with fruit and not too much structure. Drink from 2019. (RV)
Racy and nicely put together, with plum, red currant and iron notes in lock step, while plum pit and savory details line the finish. A singed cedar hint supports the finish. Well done. (Web-2014, JM)
Mid cherry. Fragrant with dark red fruit - inviting and lively. This has more mid-palate richness than most wines so far, some chocolate sweetness, the tannins firm and a little chewy but not hard. Finish is rather dry though. (JH)