2017 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien
06B7LALB _ 2017 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2023 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
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2017 CH LALANDE BORIE CRU BOURGEOIS ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2023 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £308.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2018,
    Score: 89-91

    A single estate in its own right, this Cru Bourgeois is owned and managed by the Ducru Beaucaillou team. This 2017 has a high proportion of Merlot (66%) with 34% of Cabernet Sauvignon completing the blend. The attack is of plums and fresh figs, with a touch of graphite underneath. Not a powerful wine, but with a hint of sweetness in the mid-palate, this has an easy and approachable style.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2018,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2017 Lalande-Borie, which was created by Jean-Eugène Borie in 1970, is matured in 30% new oak for 12 months. It has a well-defined bouquet with slightly broody dark fruit that need some encouragement from the glass. Here there is a majority of red rather than black fruit, complemented by bay leaf and a touch of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, crisp acidity, very focused with tangible mineralité that surfaces on the final third of the wine. Good potential. I like the sapid nature of this wine and it should drink well over the next decade. 2020 - 2030

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2018,
    Score: 88-90

    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.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2018,
    Score: 91-92

    A firm and tight center palate with dark berry, currant, and mint character. Full body, layered and flavorful. Shows a solid mid-palate.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2018,
    Score: 87

    50% frost here, but the wine seems remarkably unscathed. They harvested the second generation fruit, but didn't use it in the blend, which is in fact the same as usual but just in lesser quantities. The result is a soft but well-rounded and finessed wine with black cherry fruit and charcoal and vanilla bean notes. A good job here - an early drinking pleasure. 3.75pH. 30% new oak. Drinking Window 2022 - 2032

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2018,
    Score: 16.5+

    This wine was hit hard by the frost, losing 50% of the crop. Interestingly, this is a very well balanced wine and they were forced to harvest Cabernet a few days early on account of rain. Had they waited, they would have lost the freshness but gained maturity and this would have been a shame because rain has, seemingly, helped this wine. The tannins are a little dry, but this will allow the wine to mature at an even pace.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2018,
    Score: 16

    Deep crimson. Lifted cherry fruit overlaid with oak sweetness. Juicy fruit with just a slight bitterness as if the extraction was slightly hard, but nice fruit in the middle. Really juicy on the finish and the tannins are fine and add to the length. Good freshness. (JH) Drink 2023-2030

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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.