Lapinesse Graves Terrasses de Colas 2014
The Chateau Lapinesse is the brainchild of twin brothers David and Laurent Siozard. They acquired the domaine in 2006 and have slowly and surely invigorated it with new life and careful attention. Their 4 hectares (two red and two white) are situated among the finest vineyards of Barsac/Sauternes and their neighbors often commande 2-3x the price of their own.
Are those other wines worth it? Maybe, but none carry the quality/price ratio of David and Laurent's.
We were wowed by a full lineup tasting recently. The whites are lively, complex and delicious. The sweet wines are astonishingly layered and complete. But the reds? Well, that's were the truth lies. These are AOC Graves Rouge of uncommon power, structure, and richness. This 2014 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable value in well-heeled Bordeaux.