Price:  £31.50 | Case Rate: £31.50

Chateau Lalande Borie - Lalande Borie 2015

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: St Julien
  • Wine Maker: J Boissenot
  • Grape Percentage: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: 2016-2026
En Primeur
VS: 86 to 88 (2010) D: 16 (2010) NM: 90 to 92 (2010)

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010)86 to 88 pts

by Ian D'Agata. Bright red. Perfumed aromas of red berries and red cherry are lifted by a bright mineral nuance. Then muscular and surprisingly powerful on the palate, with lovely precision to the red berry and red cherry flavors. Bright acids provide excellent clarity and cut. The tough, mounting tannins dust the teeth on the persistent finish. These grapes come from vineyards located in the most westerly sites of Saint-Julien, between Lagrange and Talbot.

Decanter (2010)16 pts

Lots of lifted, good clear fruit, freshness and balance, a very attractive Saint-Julien. Drink 2014-20.

Neal Martin (2010)90 to 92 pts

Neal Martin 90-92pts : A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc delivering 13.95% alcohol and a pH 3.71. The nose is a little taciturn at first with blackberry, a touch of cassis, a hint of espresso and minerals. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with fine but sturdy tannins, very nice focus with a refined, nicely poised, very pure finish where the Cabernet lends a touch of graphite and cedar. This is a very fine Lalande-Borie that might be over-shadowed by Ducru. Drink 2015- Tasted March 2011.