2016 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024 - 2033
Case size
6x150cl
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2016 CH LALANDE BORIE CRU BOURGEOIS ST JULIEN - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024 - 2033
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £374.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 90-92

    55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. 30% new oak. A single estate in its own right, this Cru Bourgeois is owned and managed by the Ducru Beaucaillou team, and makes up a trio of quite brilliant wines. It has a sweet core of ripe plummy fruits, with a plush tannic structure, smooth balance, and succulent length. CP

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 92

    The 2016 Lalande-Borie has a much more backward, introspective bouquet than the Fourcas-Borie, displaying earthy, tobacco-infused black fruit that refuses to come out and play. The palate is rounded on the entry with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Quite minerally in style, leading to a fresh finish. Allow this four or five years in bottle and it will offer a decade of drinking pleasure. 2023 - 2036

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2016 Lalande-Borie is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, delivering 13.66% alcohol and matured in 30% new oak and the remainder oneyear old. There is something almost clinical about the nose, very pure, no frills (at the moment), hints of crushed violet emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very harmonious and cohesive, citrus-like freshness from start to finish with a long and velvety blueberry and blackberry finish. This is very polished and it should give plenty of drinking pleasure for several years. Drink Date 2021 - 2035

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2016 Lalande-Borie is plump, juicy and forward. Sweet tobacco, grilled herbs, menthol, black cherry and earthy notes give the 2016 its distinct savory profile. This midweight, attractive Saint-Julien will drink well with minimal cellaring. The significant presence of Merlot gives the wine its fleshy, seductive personality. Tasted two times.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2017,
    Score: 92-93

    This is very linear and refined with tight-grained tannins and blackberry and blackcurrant character. Shows such finesse and beauty. One of best from here in a long time.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 16.5+

    Marked by slightly sappy oak, this is a full wine with good density and a dark hue. There is some concentration and depth and also a wild side here which is very attractive, particularly at this price. There is some good Italian spice here which is fascinating and I can only put this down to the heat in mid-summer.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 17.5

    55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. 30% new oak. Rich and very lively on the nose. Real freshness and raciness. Beautiful wine! Really vibrant and rich. But with masses of energy. Just very slightly dry on the end. But such a charmer! GV 13.66% Drink 2021-2030

  • TA

    Tim Atkin, May 2017,
    Score: 92

    Sourced from the western part of the vineyard at Ducru-Beaucaillou, this is serious, concentrated stuff: “our most powerful yet”, says Bruno Borie. Plush, oaky and compact with lots of fine, but dense tannins and a refreshing finish that arrives late on the palate. 2022-30

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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.