Dark, jet-plum velvet appearance that displays pure fruit immediately on the nose. Cassis, berries and spiced, candied fruit with good concentration and an attractive focus, depth and length. Showing a clear energy and intensity at this early stage, the meticulous fruit selection and winemaking has resulted in a wine that really captures the imagination - atypical yet stylish, fresh and pure with a protracted, layered finish.
Chateau de Lamarque 2014
"Pierre-Gilles Gromand- Brunet d'Evry and his wife Marie-Hélène manage de Lamarque with great intelligence... I have known the Gromand d'Evrys for many years and have always found de Lamarque to be one of the most reliable of the very good Haut-Médocs that are found between Margaux and St-Julien. Perhaps its aristocratic lineage helps, and while the wine is anything but modern, it is completely up-to-date. Every vintage, good and less good, is reflected in the finished wine, which can be drunk at five years in lighter vintages and another decade for the classics." -Stephen Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, August 2015"A dense, balanced red with plum, chocolate and walnut character. Full body, firm tannins and a velvety, caressing finish. Lovely mouthfeel. Better in 2017." 91 points, James Suckling"Barrel sample. This is a dark, extracted wine with coffee flavors and dense tannins. The palate has a bitter character to it, and a structure that's very firm and dry." 90-92 points, Wine Enthusiast"Ripe, earthy, quite rich fruit, very good middle palate and nice tannins, good wine." 16.5/20, Stephen Spurrier, Decanter Magazine