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Château Lalande-Borie

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2018 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 90

It is hard to find a better value in the Left Bank than Lalande-Borie. Forward, open, ripe and already expressing its fruity side, the flowery, sweet, earthy red fruits and soft, round textures with just a hint of licorice and smoke really hits the spot. The wine blends 60% Merlot with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. 89-91 Pts

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2017 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 90

On the fresh side, the fruit melts in your mouth with accents of cocoa and black cherries delivered in a round, open and accessible style. This medium-bodied charmer is ready to go.

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2016 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 91

Smoky plum and chocolate aromatics make it fun to go nose to nose with this wine. Juicy, round, polished fruits and sweetness, silky tannins and an open personality make this a delicious wine to drink on release or age for a bit. Soft textures and a blast of chocolate with loads of plum and cherry in the endnote make this a fine Bordeaux value wine.

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2015 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 87

Early, uncomplicated, fruity, soft textured medium bodied drinkability is what this wine is all about.

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Sweet, round fruits, soft textures and a blast of chocolate covered cherry, plum and licorice that drinks well young and it sells for a fair price. What more can you ask for in a value Bordeaux wine? 87-89 Pts

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2014 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 89

Medium-bodied, soft and fresh, this wine has notes of blackberry and cocoa and is already showing its open personality. This should be ready to drink on release. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 86

From 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the ruby-colored wine has a light style and focuses on cherries, licorice and red berries. Drink this over the first 2-4 years of life. 85-87 Pts

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2012 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 87

Already showing earthy, tobacco secondary notes, this medium bodied, easy drinking wine will be best in its first 5 years of life.

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Blending 53% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.10% alcohol with a pH of 3.70. With a hint of oak, licorice and blackberry, the medium-bodied wine is open, forward, soft and approachable, ending with sweet black cherries and a hint of jam. The wine will be aged in 30% new French oak for 12 months. 86-88 Pts

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2011 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 88

Blending 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.1% alcohol. The wine will be aged in 27% new oak for one year. On the nose, oak, boysenberry, licorice and earthy scents are found with coaxing. Soft-textured, round and open, this crowd-pleasing wine ends with sweet cassis and licorice on the finish. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 90

Fresh, jammy strawberry and cocoa notes open to a forward, delicious, black cherry filled with enough style and substance to make this one of the top value wines of the vintage.

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Lalande Borie - Sweet cassis, licorice, blackberry and oak in the nose. This medium/full bodied wine ends with a blackberry/boysenberry filled finish.

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2010 Lalande Borie – Produced from a vineyard purchased from Lagrange in the 70’s, this soft, pleasant, easy to like and appreciate, blackberry and black cherry filled wine should offer pleasure on release. 89-90 Pts

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2009 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 90

Cocoa, black cherry, earth and sweet blackberry scents open to a soft textured, medium bodied wine with supple textures in a forward style that offers pleasure today and for the next ten years.

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2005 Château Lalande-Borie  (St. Julien) 87

At full maturity, while smooth and easy drinking, there is no reason to age this any longer, as it now requires consumption.

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Soft, round, open and filled with ripe, delectable fruit at a fair price, what more could you want from a 2005 Bordeaux wine?

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