The 2014 J. Lohr Cuvée PAU shows savory cassis, blue fruits and earthy forest notes on the nose with a rich, round, fruited palate that speaks to the high percentage of Malbec in the blend. Open and decant an hour before serving for full expression.
Dark blackberry and blueberry aromas meet with milk chocolate and cocoa beans on the nose of this bottling, which is deep in both color and aroma. There's a soft, lavish entry to the palate, which is rich in firm tannins and cut by proper acidity, showing flavors of berry sorbet, chocolate, vanilla and baking spice. It's still a tad rigid, so drink 2020–2029.