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2012 Lalande de Pomerol

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Pomerol & Lalande de Pomerol
Village Lalande de Pomerol
ABV 13%

From Denis Durantou of L'Église-Clinet fame, this is cracking. Amazingly attractive already. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Cool and classic blueberry and cassis. Very dense, very sensual. Feels lighter and more elegant than so many of the other wines tasted alongside from the vintage. The fruit is rich and nicely ripe. A touch of toffee and beautifully fine tannin on the finish - this will be great drinking from quite early on. Rating: 91 L&S (Apr 2013)

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The nose has lots of flavour with ripe black plum giving a fleshy start on the palate. Under the fleshiness the sweet fruit there is some bilberry that refreshes, brings out the hints of spice and gives vibrancy and freshness on the long finish. 2016-26 Rating: 90-93 Derek Smedley MW, 2013)

The La Chenade was picked between 26th September and 5th October, the Cabernet Franc the following day. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (50% new oak) it has a ripe, quite generous bouquet with dark cherries, a touch of cassis and iodine with fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition. I really appreciate the nervosité in the wine – great freshness with fine tannins and beautifully interwoven new oak on the finish. Seductive. Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, 2013)

Denis Durantou’s more accessible Lalande de Pomerol isn’t far behind the amazing Les Cruzelles in the value for money stakes this year. It’s a quintessence of Merlot, with a lift of leafy Cabernet Franc adding a touch of graphite. Sensuous and balanced, this is delicious to drink right now. Drink: 2018-26. Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, 2013)

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