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!
With very small, concentrated berries producing yields of only 35hl/ha, this is probably the richest ever Lalande-Borie. Aged in 30% new oak for 12 months, it is a beautiful silky wine, laden with black cherry fruits, liquorice and cassis. Superbly concentrated with great depth, graphite and pencil lead characters make this a classic claret. Quite exemplary.