This is made in a lively style with a punch of mouth filling cassis and complex nuances of tobacco licorice and truffle. Seamless layers of flavor are built on a bed of supple tannins with a fine bead of acidity and a deft, persistent finish. Suckling called it “a star of the vintage” and we’re happy to hitch our wagon to that star. It’ll be even better after 2023, if you can wait that long.
A neoclassical edition of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, this has cedar, graphite, deeply integrated cedar and spicy-oak influence and a very fresh array of ripe blackberries, dark cherries and cassis. The palate is so seamless. It builds beautifully and delivers a long, seamless array of perfectly ripe dark fruit, swathed in fine, firm, ascending layers of tannins. As good as we have seen in recent vintages, this is a star of the vintage.