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Chateau Lalande-Borie 2016Chateau Lalande-Borie 2016
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux

WS 93 WA 89 WE 92 Decanter 91 V 91 JS 93

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"Vivid and racy cassis, blueberry puree and damson plum coulis flavors show serious cut and drive, while mouthwatering bramble and sweet tobacco notes fill in. Best from 2023 through 2036. 10,000 cases made. " -Rated 93, Wine Spectator

"The 2016 Lalande-Borie is deep garnet-purple colored, offering up cassis, earth and spice box on the nose with touches of kirsch and tea. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and grainy with nice vibrancy." -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This elegant, balanced wine offers both great structure and also black-currant fruits. The dry core indicates the potential of this wine with its ripe flavors and great freshness at the end." -Rated 92, Wine Enthusiast

"From vines a little further away for the river than Ducru, this shows beautiful balance - a lovely lighter style of St-Julien in a year where much of the appellation is extremely intense and closed down right now, and will need at least a decade. There really is a place for a wine like this in the vintage. It shows some austerity but offers excellent drinking potential over the next four to ten years. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030." -Rated 91, Decanter

"The 2016 Lalande-Borie is dark, powerful and ample, with an extra kick of concentration and brooding power that has developed during élevage. Blackberry jam, cloves, menthol, chocolate and espresso all meld together. This is a decidedly potent Saint-Julien, with quite a bit more intensity than it showed from barrel." -Rated 91, Vinous

"Attractive, ripe cabernet fruit on the nose, this has aromas of blackberries and blueberries with a dark, slate-like, stony edge. The palate is very succulent and has good intensity of purple berries and assertive, grainy tannins that really power into the finish. This is a great value 2016 St.-Julien. Try from 2023." -Rated 93, James Suckling