Chateau Lalande Borie St Julien 2014

Product Number: 12-83008

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Grape 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note eRobert Parker (eRP/WA by Neal Martin) 87-89/100 The Château Lalande-Borie 2014 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc that will be matured for 12 months in 30% new oak. It has a slightly high-toned bouquet with small dark cherries and cold stone scents, perhaps not quite as complex as the Fourcas-Borie. The palate is medium-bodied, a little coarse on the entry although there is fine acidity. I find the tannins a little more refined on the Fourcas-Borie this year, though there is a pleasant saline tang on the finish. Perhaps it will merit a more favorable evaluation after bottling. Wine Spectator 89/100 - Vintage 2014 Fleshy and relatively open-knit in feel, with a pronounced bay and menthol lead-in to the core of warmed cassis and blackberry confiture notes. A dusting of charcoal adds texture on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2026. Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 - Vintage 2014 - When to drink: 2020 to 2030 Western St-Julien. Younger vines go into other labels such as Hortevie so it’s already a selection. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. 125 days' growing season. 12 months in 30% new barrels. Very interesting nose with black pepper and emphatic flowers. Notably perfumed and smooth on the palate. Tannins insist on the end. Just a little inky on the end but gorgeous upfront. Good persistence. Jancis Robinson Tasted: 31-Mar-2015 Jeannie Cho Lee 89/100 - Vintage 2014 Fresh, lively fruit with morello cherry, blackberry and cedar. A round, full-bodied red that is made up of 45% Merlot, the rest being Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This is a wine filled with freshness. Tasted: 01-Mar-2015 La Revue du Vin de France 16/20 - Vintage 2014 - Tasted: 01-Jun-2016 Gault & Millau 15.5/20 - Vintage 2014 - Tasted: 01-Jun-2015 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider 89/100 - Vintage 2014 - Tasted: 16-Apr-2015 Vinous Antonio Galloni 88-91/100 - Vintage 2014 - Tasted: 01-Apr-2015 Wine Enthusiast 92/100 - Vintage 2014
Rating RP:88-89 WS:89 WE:92
Size 1x75cl



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