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2014 Lalande de Pomerol

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Pomerol

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$71.00
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2014 Lalande de Pomerol

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Pomerol

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet black color. Attractive, toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut macaroons, caramel buttercream, and crusty blueberry pie a la mode with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long toffee, spiced cherries, tobacco, and cedar mulch and earth finish with moderate oak. A vivacious, flavor-packed Pomerol with full-throated articulation of fruit, oak, and terroir.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Savory, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate coconut macaroons, caramel buttercream, and crusty blueberry pie a la mode
Taste Flavor: toffee, spiced cherries, tobacco, and cedar mulch and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Grilled Duck Breast With Cherry Reduction, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious, flavor-packed Pomerol with full-throated articulation of fruit, oak, and terroir.
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Bordeaux Pomerol
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Pomerol and St. Emilion are the two premier Bordeaux appellations on the other (right) side of the rivers from the city of Bordeaux and the glamour appellations of the Medoc; hence the term, "Right Bank."
The wines are quite different from those in the Medoc; the weather and soil vary significantly, and the primary grapes used in the region are the softer merlot and cabernet franc varieties, as opposed to the firm and tannic cabernet sauvignon of the Medoc. This makes for wines that are often much more attractive in youth--perhaps the reason why modern consumers have made the premier wines from these appellations some of the most coveted and sought-after in all of Bordeaux. However, this doesn't mean these wines lack the ability to age.

Pomerol, the only Bordeaux appellation to generally have a majority of merlot, is typically soft and lush, with a tremendous intensity of fruit concentration. The region itself and most of the estates therein are tiny; hence, the wines are in limited quantity and tend to be quite expensive.

A final note: Vintage assessments in Bordeaux tend to be weighted to the Medoc, as opposed to the right bank. A given vintage will be declared excellent or poor with the supposition that this is universally true, which is not always the case. The vintages of 1996 and 1997 are a case in point. While 1996 saw excellent wines produced in the Medoc, it was not nearly as successful on the right bank. Conversely, while a number of Medoc 1997s were disastrous, the wines of the right bank look to be excellent. Thus, while certain vintages may have been overlooked due to a bias against wines from the Medoc, the right-bank versions may have been unjustly lumped into the same pot. By shopping with this in mind, it is more than possible to uncover a few hidden gems.
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