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Chateau Lalande-Borie 2017

Chateau Lalande-Borie 2017
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The exquisite charm of a perfectly balanced Saint-Julien

A well-known property of the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region, Château Lalande-Borie is known by wine lovers for its exquisite wines, which display all of the typical characteristics of their appellation.

Although the estate suffered severely from episodes of frost at the end of April, with almost 50% of the vineyard affected, the Chateau Lalande-Borie 2017 is proving to be very charming. The climatic conditions that followed the frost enabled the second-generation vines to reach optimum maturity with an excellent phenolic potential displayed in the fruit, which by the time of harvest showed excellent health and a high concentration of anthocyanins.

With its blend dominated by Merlot (66%) complemented by Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), the Chateau Lalande-Borie 2017 seduces with the pure fruity freshness of its aromatic bouquet, which reveals rich fragrances of small red fruits. On the palate, the wine displays a generous personality, with a dense texture, a very well-rounded mouthfeel on a solid structure of ripe, smooth tannins. The lingering length of the finish ends in elegance and finesse. A great Saint-Julien wine that will evolve nicely over the coming years.

Parker : 88-90 / 100
J. Suckling : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Bruno Borie mentioned that there was a little frost on the western part of Saint-Julien here. A blend of 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium garnet-purple colored 2017 Lalande-Borie has a beautiful nose of red roses, dusty soil and powdered cinnamon with a core of red currants, black cherries and kirsch plus a touch of warm plums. The palate is medium-bodied with a chewy frame and lively backbone supporting the muscular fruit, finishing savory and with great persistence. To be aged for 12 months in barrel, in one-third new oak.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
92

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lalande-Borie

Parker
88-90

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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