2015 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien
06B5LALBI _ 2015 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien - 1x600cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2044
Case size
1x600cl
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2015 CH LALANDE BORIE CRU BOURGEOIS ST JULIEN - 1x600cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2044
Case size
1x600cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £295.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2016,
    Score: 86-88

    A little backward at the time of tasting, I suspect this will evolve over the next few months in cask. All the vital components of fruit, ripe tannins and fresh acidity are there, but just need some time to marry together.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2016,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2015 Lalande-Borie is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. Picked from 26 September until 2-3 October, it has a surprising bouquet: high-toned and exotic for the vintage, very intense cassis and iodine aromas, perhaps needing just a little more complexity to come through, though I am sure it will by the time of bottling. The palate is more controlled at the moment, restores order as it were. The tannins are quite dense, lending weight to this Lalande-Borie, the acidity is nicely judged and the finesse finally comes through towards the finish.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2016,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2015 Lalande-Borie is an attractive, mid-weight Saint-Julien to drink over the next handful of years, while the fruit retains its freshness. This is an especially lithe, feminine Saint-Julien built on grace more than power from iron and sand-rich soils on the western side of the appellation. The blend is 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2016,
    Score: 91-92

    A solid red with dark berry and wet earth aromas and flavor. Full body, chewy tannins yet polished and balanced. Serious concentration for the vintage for this estate.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2016,
    Score: 90

    Fine perfume and fruit purity. Lots of polish and no heavy tannins to get in the way.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2016,
    Score: 16.5+

    (55 Merlot, 45 Cabernet Sauvignon) | 30% new oak. | 13.5% alc. | 65IPT. Very pure, bright, clean and nicely fruit-driven, the Merlot is crunchy and rather attractive, because while it was very hot in the Summer, none of the bunches got burnt. The nights managed to keep some semblance of balance and this has resulted in a lively, crunchy, forward, red-fruited style of wine.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2016,
    Score: 16.5

    55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. pH 3.8.'I think this year we have finally found a style for this wine', says Bruno Borie. 'Fresh nights in June and July protected us in summer.' Mid crimson, even a little light. Very sweet and perfumed. Floral. Light and lacy. A little too sweet for my taste. 13.49% Drink 2022-2032

  • TA

    Tim Atkin, May 2016,
    Score: 92

    Something of a bargain at Ducru-Beaucaillou, this comes from sandier soils in the west of St. Julien and is correspondingly lighter in style. Smooth and attractive, this is sweet and appealing but with good underlying tannins and acidity. Drink: 2020-26

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Producer

Château Lalande-Borie

Created in 1970 by Jean Eugène Borie, it is today managed by his son, Bruno , the owner of Ducru Beaucaillou. The 2005 is a blend of 46% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Cabernet Franc.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.