Well stored bottle, No problems whatsoever Dark web info, Chateau Lalande Borie is a relatively new estate in the Medoc. The vineyard was initially created when the Borie family purchased 18 hectares of vines from Chateau Lagrange in 1970. To that, they added 12 more hectares of vines from various other growers, some of which needed planting.
Things changed with the 2018 vintage when the estate was renamed Le Petit Ducru.
Chateau Lalande Borie Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 25-hectare, Left Bank vineyard is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has a terroir of gravel and clay soils. The clay in the soil is part of the reason that today, you find more Merlot in the vineyard. Previously the Cabernet Sauvignon occupied 65% of the vineyard makeup.
The vineyard is well placed in the western part of the St. Julien appellation. It is situated inland, not too far from Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Talbot, and Chateau Gruaud Larose. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,500 vines per hectare.
Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/st-julien/chateau-lalande-borie-st-julien-bordeaux-wine/ — 12 days ago
Star bright pale straw. Abundant nose of vanilla and quince. Palate is lighter than the nose portends, but still confirms adding a mineral note. Acidity is high and only tamped down a little bit by the barrel, but still well integrated into the whole. Moderate length finish continues the palate. As food friendly as any of its peers, but a good match for lighter fare than most. Salads, smaller crustaceans, and light fried chicken will be great, but your trout amandine won't be shortchanged. Drink now. — 6 months ago
Pretty good! Came in the Costco Bordeaux case and drink on the lighter side but was very pleasant. — 2 years ago
There are some acts that are hard to follow. So is the case with the 06 Bordeaux vintage vs. 05. However, that is not entirely the case with the 06 Lagrange. Normally Margaux for rack of lamb, thought I’d try some St. Julien elegance and change it up a bit. Exquisite with the Allen Brothers Lamb Lollipops.
The fruits are, dry, ripe, ruby; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, black raspberries, bright, dark cherries. Dry clay, semi-sweet lead pencil, charcoal, sandalwood, fresh tobacco notes, limestone powder, dry herb notes-bay leaf, dry river stone, dark, rich soil with dry leaves, a mix of Indian & Asian spices, some black licorice mixed with dark fruit cola, charcoal/volcanic ash, mix of semi-fresh to withering dark, bright florals framed in violets & lavender, really nice acidity and lush , rich, smooth, velvety, well balanced finish that last two-minutes. Happy Labor weekend from #ChateauIsbel — 22 days ago
Really nice. Full body. Not too much tannins but still great after taste. — 6 months ago
Vintage 2009 | classic Bordeaux at its best. Chocolate and black fruit, cedar. Very complete taste with spicyness. We compared this blind next to Lagrange 09, Leoville showing male power, Lagrange a bit further forward with female playfulness. Long aftertaste. Paired with venisonnpaté with foie gras and figs. — a year ago
This is the white grown and made by Chateau Lagrange in Saint Julien, though it qualifies only for the lowly Bordeaux AOC. It’s got a lot of character. Nose starts out quite grassy, but with air the buttery, lanolin character of the Semillon comes out a bit more. A bit of nicely-judged toast from the oak and some wet river rocks. In the mouth it’s got nice flavor density and beautiful balance. Nicely put together wine. Seems like it will improve over the next few years. — 6 months ago
Tasty for my bday 2019 w grant, kara, & Grace at steak & vine in lagrange — 4 years ago