Château de Bel-Air

Lalande de Pomerol Merlot Blend

8.950 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Lalande de Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Chris Zitzman

A wine that’s coming into its prime.
@get dos

A wine that’s coming into its prime.
@get dos

Jul 8th, 2020
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8.8

A lovely Bordeaux from the less famous AOC of Lalande de Pomerol, on the right bank just on the North of Pomerol, the wine matures beautifully and is elegant and smooth. Deep red with brown rim, complex and elegant nose of black fruits, coffee, leather, tobacco, tea, gravel and mushrooms. Medium body, smooth and elegant, the tannins have soften, yet still present and the acidity is balanced and will carry the wine until the end of this decade. My score 88, drink to 2020.

A lovely Bordeaux from the less famous AOC of Lalande de Pomerol, on the right bank just on the North of Pomerol, the wine matures beautifully and is elegant and smooth. Deep red with brown rim, complex and elegant nose of black fruits, coffee, leather, tobacco, tea, gravel and mushrooms. Medium body, smooth and elegant, the tannins have soften, yet still present and the acidity is balanced and will carry the wine until the end of this decade. My score 88, drink to 2020.

Aug 21st, 2015
Alicia

Off the cliff. Should have opened years ago.

Off the cliff. Should have opened years ago.

Mar 29th, 2015
Jack Colby W

Nice Bordeaux, full nose, good layer, 75merlot 15cabfranc 5cab 5malbec

Nice Bordeaux, full nose, good layer, 75merlot 15cabfranc 5cab 5malbec

Dec 29th, 2013
Anthony De Blasi

My first 2015 Bordeaux. If this represents the Right Bank vintage we're in for real treats! Rich, medium to full bodied but showing elegance where it's needed. Good stuff!

My first 2015 Bordeaux. If this represents the Right Bank vintage we're in for real treats! Rich, medium to full bodied but showing elegance where it's needed. Good stuff!

Aug 24th, 2018
Westi Haughey

1981 vintage. The bottle was gone, poured down the drain. Unfortunate since we have a whole case!

1981 vintage. The bottle was gone, poured down the drain. Unfortunate since we have a whole case!

Feb 5th, 2018
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: cereza, mora, pimienta, algo de vainilla

Boca: Taninos M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M, un poco austero, mediano en boca y no muy complejo.

(B Fernandez)

Nariz: cereza, mora, pimienta, algo de vainilla

Boca: Taninos M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M, un poco austero, mediano en boca y no muy complejo.

(B Fernandez)

May 6th, 2017
KariBari

Easy to drink :) not too dry or sweet

Easy to drink :) not too dry or sweet

Nov 5th, 2016
Tom Zalewski

Soft smooth

Soft smooth

Sep 16th, 2016
Berg

On the way downhill I think, and a bit thin...a few interesting secondary notes but meh

On the way downhill I think, and a bit thin...a few interesting secondary notes but meh

Dec 19th, 2015