The Future’s Not What It Was: Bordeaux 2018 (Nov 2019)

The 2018 Lacoste-Borie was picked September 21 to October 5 at 44hl/ha. It has a pleasant bouquet of blackberry, iodine and violet aromas, perhaps needing just a little more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-tinged entry. Supple and quite approachable, this is well-balanced with good acidity and some oakiness on the finish, though this is more likely due to racking several days previous to my visit. Fine, though it will hopefully flesh out a little by bottling time.