Guide to the Best 2011 Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux Wines

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Lalande de Pomerl2 300x224 Guide to the Best 2011 Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux WinesLalande de Pomerol, located next to Pomerol, previously moribund appellation continues getting better! This should help you find the best wines and values in the region for 2011 Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux wines.

2011 De Chambrun  Lalande de Pomerol From vineyards planted in quartz, gravel, clay and limestone. This blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc has an earthy black cherry and cocoa perfume with medium body and a red plum finish. 87-90 Pts

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2011 De Chambrun  Le Bourg Lalande de Pomerol – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Faugeres amongst his holdings, produces this Bordeaux wine from a tiny.7 hectare vineyard. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot from vines averaging 35 year of age. Aged in 100% new oak, the wine is filled with smoke, black cherry, earth and plum. Rich and fleshy, the wine finishes with ripe plums and chocolate. 90-92 Pts

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2011 La Chenade Lalande de Pomerol – Blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged in 50% new oak with fresh red berries and an open personality. 87-88 Pts

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2011 Les Cruzelles – Blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged in 50% new oak. Black cherry, forest floor, pepper and spice, this is a soft, round, delicious red cherry-filled wine. 88-89 Pts

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2011 La Fleur de Bouard is a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Cabernet Franc.  Round textures, plum and cocoa with a medium body and a fresh, chocolate and cherry finish. Tasted in the gleaming new cellars of La Fleur de Bouard. 90-92 Pts

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2011 La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus is produced from 100% Merlot from the oldest vines in their vineyards. The vines, planted in a single block, range from 60 to 90 years of age. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. Deep in color with chocolate, flowers, boysenberry, earth and black raspberry, the wine is supple in texture and concentrated with sweet, ripe, fresh blackberries, cocoa and plum. Tasted in the new, showcase winery of La Fleur de Bouard that made it’s debut in time for the 2011 vintage. 91-93 Pts

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2011 Domaine des Sabines – From 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this wine has an earthy cherry nose, soft textures and sweet black cherry. This is a nice value Bordeaux wine. 87-88 Pts

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