2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Lalande de Pomerol

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider.

2010 Chateau La Chenade lalande de Pomerol

80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc combine to make a medium bodied, lighter, Pomerol styled wine. 85-87 Pts

2010 Chateau De Chambrun Lalande de Pomerol

94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc are combined to produce a wine filled with licorice and plum, aromas. Suave, plush and easy to like, the Bordeaux wine ends with a chocolate covered plum finish. This is a crowd pleasing Pomerol styled wine. 87-89 Pts

2010 Chateau De Chambrun Le Bourg Lalande de Pomero

Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Faugeres amongst his holdings produces this Bordeaux wine from a .7 hectare parcel of 35 year old vines planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Yields were impressively low at 19 hls/ha. The wine will be aged in 100% new oak. Deep purple colored with plum, licorice, floral and truffle aromas, the Bordeaux wine offers rich textures, round, sweet, plum and chocolate flavors and a long black and red fruit finish. 90-93 Pts

2010 Chateau Les Cruzelles

From a blend of 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc, Denis Durantou produced a wine from Lalande de Pomerol that could compete with several much more expensive Pomerol wines. Jammy berries, licorice, plums and chocolate covered raspberries open to a soft textured, charming, elegant, plummy wine that should drink well early. 89-91 Pts

2010 Chateau La Graviere Lalande de Pomerol

Easy to understand, medium bodied, berry and cherry flavored, Bordeaux wine. 85-87 Pts

2010 Chateau Haut Musset Lalande de Pomerol

simple earth coco black cherry buy it drink 84-87 Pts

2010 Chateau La Fleur de Bouard

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon combine to produce a wine that opens with scents of coca powder, fresh ripe black raspberry and chocolate. The round, supple textured Bordeaux wine ends with black cherry, plum and bitter chocolate. 90-92 Pts

2010 La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus is produced from 100% Merlot, from the oldest vines in their vineyards. The vines are situated in a single 4 hectare bock. The small, 250 cases production is aged in 100% new oak for 33 months. Oak, chocolate, black raspberry jam, flowers and spice aromas open to a rich, thick, long, chocolate, black cherry, jammy plum and bittersweet chocolate finish in this exciting Bordeaux wine. 92-94 Pts

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