2018 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien
06B8LALB _ 2018 - Ch Lalande Borie Cru Bourgeois St Julien - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024 - 2033
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 CH LALANDE BORIE CRU BOURGEOIS ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lalande-Borie
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024 - 2033
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £229.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019,
    Score: 88-90

    Owned by the Borie family of Ch Ducru Beaucaillou, this is a separate vineyard on the western side of St Julien sitting alongside the great classified growths of the appellation. Luscious dark berry fruits, with hints of Christmas cake and spice. On the palate the sweetness of fruit is balanced by a touch of freshness and a fine granular tannic finish.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, May 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2018 Lalande-Borie is pliant, supple and wonderfully inviting. Bright floral notes perk up the red/purplish berry fruit in a silky, succulent Saint-Julien that will drink well right out of the gate. In the glass, the 2018 is heady and alluring, and yet it retains its classic mid-weight personality and structure. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine. The blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2018 Lalande-Borie is composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a pH of 3.77 and 14.5% alcohol. It is to be aged 12 months in barriques, 30% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up gregarious notions of baked black cherries, warm blackberries and cassis with hints of pencil lead, camphor and underbrush plus a waft of Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied with bags of black fruit, it has a plush frame and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2019,
    Score: 92-93

    A red with lots of blackberry and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a salty finish. Minerally.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2019,
    Score: 90

    The colour on these wines is wonderful, clearly showing just how easy the extraction was in 2018 - an IPT of 90 in the Lalande Borie has got to be a record. They have handled the wine extremely well this year, showing tension through the palate between beautiful freshness, firm tannins and juicy, appetising fruit. It's unquestionably powerful, and you are definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck here. Very drinkable. 35hl/ha yield. Drinking Window 2024 - 2036

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2019,
    Score: 17.5+

    Even though Merlot leads the way it behaves like Cabernet in this wine. As Bruno Borie explained rather cryptically, ‘the Merlot was Médoc before being Merlot’. This is an extraordinary wine with incredible impact and depth and it is a stunning example of Lalande Borie with amazing balance on board already. It will drink soon and then it will age for longer than expected, too. Without doubt the most remarkable Lalande-Borie I have ever seen, this is a superb wine from start to finish.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2019,
    Score: 90-93

    Juicy and inviting in feel, with blueberry and blackberry compote flavors. Shows a good bolt of singed mesquite through the finish. On the showy side and very tasty.

  • JH

    Julia Harding, April 2019,
    Score: 16.5

    Black core. Dark, ripe and spicy. Lively even though the fruit is so dark it is almost savoury. Dry, firm and still rounded on the finish. Drink 2024-2032

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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.