|Grapes||Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot|
Supple beginning and rather tannic finale, with quite fresh and elegant fruit bolstered with an almost toffeed edge. Quite charming and easy. Rating: 87-87 L&S (Apr 2013)
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The Lalande Borie is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 53% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc delivering 13.10% alcohol and an IPT of 65. It has a sweet, ripe, clearly Merlot driven bouquet with small dark cherries and cassis aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and quite voluptuous for the vintage, with a succulent rounded, sensual finish that is more like a 2009 in style, but it needs more tension on the finish. Rating: 87-89 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(May 2013)
Slightly herbaceous, but well-made with lots of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of damp earth and spice, this blend of 60% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with about 2% Cabernet Franc is supple and medium-bodied, but it narrows out in the mouth and finishes somewhat abruptly. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. 2013 - 2021 Rating: 86-88 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com(Apr 2013)
Rating: 90 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Apr 2013)
Bright crimson. Not much nose. Easy, sweet and really rather like the Fourcas-Borie (Listrac) tasted immediately beforehand. A bit tough on the end. Bruno Borie thinks the sweetness comes from all the work in the vineyard in the summer and the vital task of sorting. 2020 - 2030. Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Apr 2013)
Good fruit, nice length and balance. Drink: 2015 - 201.9 Rating: 15 Steven Spurrier(Apr 2013)
Rating: 17 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Apr 2013)
The pomegranate, chalk, cherry and bitter plum notes are fresh, with cut and sinew, capped off by a bright, floral-edged finish. Rating: 88-91 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator(Apr 2013)
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