James Suckling 93 Points Plum, earth and mushroom character with hints of citrus rind. Full body, silky and lightly chewy tannins and a tangy finish. Chocolate and ripe fruit underneath. Drink in 2020.
Robert Parker 90-92 Points The Château L’Ecuyer 2014 has been threatening to make a great Pomerol wine for a while and this is certainly very promising. It has a bright and breezy bouquet in the making with plenty of red cherry and wild strawberry fruit mixed with cedar and cigar box scents. It opens nicely in the glass, exuding a sense of confidence but not hubris. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet, ripe red berry fruit, crisp acidity, quite dense in the mouth with a pleasant white-peppertinged finish. I'll be keeping an eye out for this in the future.
Wine Entusiast 90 Points This seven-acre Petit family estate is dominated by Merlot that gives the wine its rich generous character. In this vintage it was balanced by crisp acidity and a lively aftertaste. The tannins promise further aging. Drink from 2020.
Background: Château L’Ecuyer [lay kwē yā] is a tiny estate of only 3 hectares located in the small but prestigious Pomerol appellation. It was originally known as Château de Bourgueneuf, but was re-baptized L’Ecuyer (squire) when the Petit and Cambier family took over the estate in 2004. L’Ecuyer benefits from an exceptional terroir. 1 hectare is located on the summit of the famous Pomerol plateau next to Clos L’Eglise, Château Clinet and Châ- teau Rouget. The other 2 hectares are located in the heart of Pomerol.