The Future’s Definitely Not What It Was: Bordeaux 2018 (Mar 2021)

The 2018 de Lamarque has a cohesive, well-defined bouquet of vibrant blackberry and raspberry fruit, crushed rock and light sous-bois notes, sophisticated and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, a slightly chalky texture and a fresh, very sapid finish. Quintessentially Haut-Médoc. I can see this aging nicely over the next 15–20 years.