2020 Lalande de Pomerol Buying Guide for all the Top Wines


2020 Lalande de Pomerol is not a homogenous vintage, as you would expect, with such a diverse array of terroirs and owners. But at their best, 2020 Lalande de Pomerol produced a lot of sublime, fresh, lush, soft, and silky, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blends that, unlike their more prestigious neighbors, will not cost that much to buy most of them. To learn about the vintage and harvest for 2020 Lalande de Pomerol, check out the 2020 Pomerol article.

To read reports on the 2020 Bordeaux vintage in every appellation, as well as a 2020 Bordeaux vintage summary and analysis, please see The 2020 Bordeaux Complete Guide

All of the following 2020 Lalande de Pomerol wines were tasted in non-blind tasting conditions.

2020 Bechereau Cuvée Spéciale – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, and silky, with a light touch on the palate that allows all of the sweetness, and vibrancy in the plums, and chocolate to linger in the mid-palate, and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035. 90 Pts

2020 Bertineau St.-Vincent – Lalande de Pomerol – Dusty chocolate, flowers, plums, cherries, and plum spice with a touch of spice comes through easily on the nose. On the palate, the wine offers velvety-textured, black, and red plums, dark chocolate, and licorice. This is going to be fun to enjoy in its youth, but it will age nicely. Drink from 2023-2035. 91 Pts

2020 Canon Chaigneau – Lalande de Pomerol – Black plums, cherries topped with chocolate, and licorice in the nose. You find more of that on the medium-bodied, round, fruit-packed, lush, fruity, chocolate, and espresso-filled palate with a cool note of spearmint that comes in at the end of the finish. Drink from 2024-2040. 92 Pts

2020 Canon Chaigneau Cuve Sa Beton – Lalande de Pomerol – Flowers, cherries, and a background note of cocoa open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and plummy with freshness, sweetness, and a mild dash of chocolate in the soft, vibrant finish. This is unique as it is aged entirely without oak. Drink from 2023-2035. 90 Pts

2020 Chambrun – Lalande de Pomerol – Dark chocolate, and even darker red, pit fruits with a strong floral backdrop show in the perfume. Soft, supple, and creamy, with sweet, fresh, elegant, earthy, black cherries in the mid-palate that hang through to the silky finish. Drink from 2023-2040. 91 Pts

2020 De Musset Cuvee Premiere – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, crisp, chalky, chewy, bright, red cherry-oriented wine with a lean, mineral-driven, red plum, and cocoa finish. Drink from 2023-2030. 87 Pts

2020 Enclos de Viaud – Lalande de Pomerol – Chocolate-coated plums and espresso notes are what you find initially. Medium-bodied, soft, and creamy, with more of that chocolate-covered plum character in the finish. This is already delicious in your glass. Drink from 2023-2035. 90 Pts

2020 Expression de Bechereau – Lalande de Pomerol – Flowers, black cherries, chocolate, licorice, and plums shine in the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, lush, round, and fruity, there are plenty of sweet, ripe, polished cherries in the mid-palate, and in the finish to keep anyone busy. Plus, this 100 % Merlot wine will be simply delicious to enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2032. 90 Pts

2020 Gachet – Lalande de Pomerol – Earthy plums, and savory, accented cherries for the core of this medium-bodied, simple, but fun to drink, soft, round-textured, medicinal, herbal, red cherry-filled wine. Drink from 2023-2034. 88 Pts

2020 Garraud – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, earthy, savory, and very chalky on the mid-palate, and in the savory, chewy finish, some tasters will like this classic-styled wine more than others. Drink from 2023-2030. 89 Pts

2020 Grand Ormeau – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, soft, and silky with flowers, truffle, cocoa, and plums to get it started. The lush, plummy finish with its, polished chocolate accent seals the deal. Drink from 2023 – 2035. 92 Pts

2020 Haut-Chaigneau – Lalande de Pomerol – Truffle, dried flowers, and plums show nicely in the nose. Medium-bodied, round, sweet, soft, and easy to like, this is already-to-go, finishing with soft, supple-textured, red cherries. This will be best over the next decade. Drink from 2023-2031 89 Pts

2020 Haut-Surget – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, round, creamy, oaky, and packed with ripe, sweet, red pit fruits, black cherries, chocolate, and savory, peppery, herbs, this early-drinking, easy-to-like wine is ready to go. Drink from 2023-2031. 89 Pts

2020 Hauts-Conseillants – Lalande de Pomerol – White flowers, black cherries, and licorice form the nose, while the palate is created by its polished, silky, fresh, plummy fruits, and that come through from start to finish. This is a really nice, value-priced wine with good character from Lalande de Pomerol. Drink from 2023-2032. 91 Pts

2020 Jean de Gue – Lalande de Pomerol – Much better in the bottle than in the barrel, the wine has developed well adding touches of flowers, licorice, cherries, plums, vanilla, and cocoa to the nose. The palate is round, soft, and polished, with ample sweetness, lift to the cherries, and plums in the finish. Drink from 2023-2034. 90 Pts

2020 L’ETOILE – Lalande de Pomerol – Cherries, plums, chocolate, flowers and wet earth nuances fill the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, forward, soft, and loaded with all the chocolate-coated plums with a touch of licorice that you could ask for. This is already tasting great. Produced from a blend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc, you can enjoy it on release over the next 10-12 years. Drink from 2023-2034. 90 Pts

2020 LAmbroisie – Lalande de Pomerol – Lots of toasty oak to work through before getting to the ripe, sweet, lush red plums, and cherries in the perfume, as well as in the medium-bodied, fruity palate. Drink from 2023-2033. 89 Pts

2020 La Croix Bellevue – Lalande de Pomerol – Still a bit oaky on the nose, on the medium-bodied palate, the wine is sweet, round, fresh, and loaded with ripe, cherries, plums, black raspberries, and a touch of strawberry. Drink from 2023-2030. 88 Pts

2020 La Croix des Moines – Lalande de Pomerol – Orange rind, flowers, black raspberries, licorice, and cocoa show in the nose, and in the medium-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, fruity palate. This will be easy to drink on release. Drink from 2023-2030. 88 Pts

2020 La Fleur de Bouard – Lalande de Pomerol – Smoked, cherries, black, red, and blue fruits are out in front with no effort. There is richness, supple textures, and layers of creamy-textured, ripe, sweet plums in the mid-palate, and in the finish. This is in contention for the best vintage I have tasted from this estate. Drink from 2024-2041. 93 Pts

2020 La Fleur de Bouard Le Lion – Lalande de Pomerol – Smoke, licorice, espresso, and black plum notes come through with ease in the nose. Medium-bodied, creamy, and fresh, with a supple, polished, cherry-filled finish that is already quite nice. Especially since this is only a second wine. Drink from 2023-2032. 89 Pts

2020 La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus – Lalande de Pomerol – Deeply colored, the wine packs a punch with all of its fruit, and all of its toasty oak, which is clearly present in the nose, and on the palate. The fruit is there. The tannins are ripe, soft, and polished, but this is going to need time to come together before its oak becomes fully integrated. Drink from 2026-2042. 93 Pts

2020 La Fleur de Viaud – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, elegant, silky, fresh, and polished, this has all the layers of juicy, sweet, lush, ripe, chocolate-coated plums you need in a gorgeous glass of wine. You should be able to enjoy this almost on release. Drink from 2023-2038. 92 Pts

2020 La Sergue – Lalande de Pomerol – Black raspberries, kirsch, flowers, espresso, and black cherry scents come through with little effort. The palate is even better with its lifted, fresh, silky, cherry-filled, supple-textured, plummy finish. The wine is produced from a parcel selection of the estate’s best vines. Drink from 2023-2035. 92 Pts

2020 Les Cruzelles – Lalande de Pomerol – Flowers, chocolate, smoke, licorice, and plummy nuances are all over the place here. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, silky, and fresh, and most importantly, there is a beautiful sense of purity to the red pit fruits in the elegant, supple, chocolatey finish. Drink from 2024-2040. 93 Pts

2020 Les Cruzelles La Chenade – Lalande de Pomerol – Earthy cherries and cocoa create the nose. Forward, medium-bodied, fresh, and supple with a core of sweet, vibrant, red, pit fruits in the finish, this is a top value from an ever increasingly expensive appellation. Drink from 2023-2032. 90 Pts

2020 Moncets – Lalande de Pomerol – Flowers, espresso, cocoa, and red pit fruits shine, right off the bat. Medium-bodied, softly bright, and fresh finishing with soft, red fruits, and a light dusting of cocoa. Drink from 2023-2032. 89 Pts

2020 Real-Caillou – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied with a core of spicy, crisp, crunchy red fruits, and a tart, drying finish. Drink from 2023-2026. 83 Pts

2020 Roquebrune Cuvee Reine – Lalande de Pomerol – The attention-seeking nose pops with flowers, espresso beans, chocolate, plums, and black cherries. On the palate, the 100% Merlot wine is forward, medium-bodied, lush, supple, and creamy with a wave of non-stop, ripe, plums, and chocolate in the finish. Drink from 2023-2037. 91 Pts

2020 Siaurac – Lalande de Pomerol – Smoke, truffles, black cherries, licorice, spice, and a hint of chocolate create the character here. Supple, creamy, and fresh, with sweetness, and scorched earth nuances on the palate that work perfectly with all the sweet, fresh cherries, and a touch of spearmint in the finish. You can enjoy this young, as well as age it for more secondary nuances. Drink from 2023-2040. 92 Pts

2020 Treytins – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, vibrant, chewy, and with a savory edge to its core of red fruits, the finish has a touch of dusty, chalk. Drink from 2023-2031. 89 Pts

2020 Tournefeuille – Lalande de Pomerol – Even though the wine needs to better integrate with its oak, the supple, creamy-textured, luscious, red, and black fruits, licorice, Indian spice, and chocolate on the nose, and palate hit everything just right. Drink from 2023-2038. 92 Pts

2020 Viaud – Lalande de Pomerol – Roses, smoke, cherries, plums, and wet earth create the perfume. The wine is soft, polished, medium-bodied, and fresh with loads of earthy dark red pit fruits, espresso, and a breath of dark, powdered cocoa in the finish. Drink from 2023-2040. 91 Pts

2020 Vieille Dynastie – Lalande de Pomerol – Medium-bodied, forward, soft, bright, easy-drinking, fresh-styled wine with a cocoa-dusted, cherry-filled personality that will be best if enjoyed over the next several years. Drink from 2023-2028. 87 Pts

2020 Vieux Chaigneau – Lalande de Pomerol – The earthy, floral nose with its accents of cherries, and hints of cocoa carry through to the medium-bodied, forward, chewy, firm, mildly, chocolate-edged palate. which. Drink from 2023-2030. 87 Pts

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