2011 Lalande-Borie, St-Julien
Perfumed, ripe and packed with blackberry fruits, this wine displays a great sense of elegance. It is fresh while the solid structure provides a contrast of tannins. The end shows acidity and fruitiness.
A wine with spice, chocolate and berry character. Nutty undertones. It’s full and silky with firm tannins and a bright finish. Needs time to soften. Try in 2015.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made in an attractive, broad, round style, this dark ruby-colored 2011 offers a fragrant perfume of red and black fruits and spice, medium body, and a silky finish. This medium-bodied wine should be consumed over the next 5-6 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Blackcurrant, cedar and herbs on the nose. Bright and fresh, with lovely red cherry and raspberry flavors showing a mouthwatering juiciness. Finishes long with strong, with a vibrant mouthfeel and repeating notes of cassis and redcurrant. Well done.
Fresh and racy, offering cassis and plum fruit, with graphite tannins and a spice-tinged finish. Direct and accessible now. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. (Web-2014)