2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

SKU #1309757 97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This red shows lots of redcurrants and fresh flowers on the nose. It’s full-bodied with juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Needs three or four years to resolve some of the tannins. Beautiful Cabernet character, but already a joy to taste. Inner quote mark (2/2017)

95 points Jane Anson

Outer quote mark Rich ruby colour, with depth and silkiness to the tannins. Think of this like a mini 2016 - all the same glorious savoury but concentrated fruits, the same graphite, pencil lead and flint that speaks of the appellation, but will be ready to drink just a little sooner, and not quite the same depths. Brilliant, with a juicy slate signoff. 75% new oak. September 25 to October 9. Inner quote mark (9/2021)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste is superb. Dark, dense and inviting, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth and richness. Black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco all develop in the glass, but it is the overall feel that is most impressive. Silky, polished tannins nicely balance the wine's overt personality. In short, the 2014 has it all. Don't miss it. This is a knockout wine from proprietor François-Xavier Borie. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A sleek, graphite-fueled version, with ample cassis and black cherry fruit racing along, picking up light tobacco, anise and bramble notes along the way. The fruit is vivid, presenting pleasant coiled-up energy. Should age nicely. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2017)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark All the clarity and depth expected of GPL, with an added level of fragrance, elegance and purity. Simply wonderful in this vintage. (SS) Inner quote mark (4/2015)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Firm with dark tannins, this is a structured wine. It is still reticent, likely to take several more years to show its fruit. It is dense with the black-plum fruit behind the firm tannins. With all this concentration, expect this wine to need at least until 2024 before drinking. (RV) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

91 points The Wine Independent

Outer quote mark The 2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is medium to deep garnet in color. It needs a little swirling to bring out notes of blackcurrant preserves, Christmas cake, and tobacco leaf with touches of bay leaves and iron ore. The medium-bodied palate delivers mature black berry and earthy layers with a chewy texture and compelling freshness, finishing with a peppery lift. (LPB) Inner quote mark (9/2022)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Rather elegant. Not flashy and not that concentrated but beautifully balanced. Already showing its charms even though the medium body and medium charge of tannins should preserve it for a good long life. 17.5/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (2/2018)

K&L Notes

95 points Neal Martin for Vinous: "The 2014 Grand-Puy Lacoste has a bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, mint and graphite, well defined and focused. It does not have to try too hard to give so much pleasure. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very crisp acidity, beautifully proportioned with a veneer of top quality new oak that will need three or four years to be fully subsumed. But the purity and elegance of this Pauillac cannot be denied – a quite brilliant contribution to the 2014 vintage. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting."

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