Château Lalande-Borie 2017, Saint-Julien

LALA025
Situated to the west of Ducru Beaucaillou on a single plot of 25ha, surrounded by well-known Crus Classés, this property beautifully expresses the qualities of St Julien – finesse, power, elegance and richness.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
66% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon
Genre:
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2024 through to 2032
Closure Type:
Cork
£37.99
 

Château Lalande-Borie

This Château was created in the 1970’s when the Borie family, owners of Ducru Beaucaillou, Grand Puy Lacoste and Haut Batailley, purchased the Lalande terroir in St Julien and then added their family name to the property. The Château is situated to the west of Ducru on a single plot of 25ha surrounded by well-known Crus Classés and beautifully expresses the qualities of St Julien – finesse, power, elegance and richness. This is a bargain – don’t miss it!

Tasting Notes

Owned by the Borie family this wine is made by the same team as Ducru Beaucaillou and offers tremendous value. A single plot of 25ha surrounded by well-known Crus Classés this property produces a beautifully expressive wine showing all the great qualities of St Julien. The vineyards were badly hit by the frost, losing 50% of the grapes. Nevertheless, this is a wine with bags of finesse, tightly knit with blackcurrant fruits and a little cocoa. A very charming claret.

Food Matches

Delicious with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding.

Vinification

To produce the wine of Château Lalande Borie, the wine is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. The wine is then aged in an average of 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. On average, the production is close to 12,000 cases of wine per year at Château Lalande Borie.