This is a project that's co-owned by Hubert de Bouärd and Philippe Nunes, Hubert's enologist/cellar master at La Fleur de Boüard in Lalande-de-Pomerol. The eight-hectare vineyard is planted on clay and gravelly soils. Composed of 100% Merlot, the 2016 Laurence hits the ground running with bold blueberries and blackberries scents with hints of star anise, spice cake and dusty soil notes plus a waft of tapenade. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and velvety with great concentration and loads of layers, finishing long. Total production is around 1,300 cases.
Score: 91 points -- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com, 2018