2012 de Viaud, Lalande-de-Pomerol

SKU #1264522 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A solidly made effort displaying a meaty, plump, corpulent style, the 2012 Viaud offers plenty of black cherry and strawberry fruit intermixed with hints of earth, iron and underbrush. (RP)  (4/2013)

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 The de Viaud is dark, supple and inviting. Succulent dark-fleshed fruit, mocha, spices and licorice flesh out in a ripe, racy wine with considerable near term appeal. Drink this flashy Lalande de Pomerol over the next few years. Michel Rolland is the winemaker. (AG)  (1/2016)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2016 | Send Email
From the up and coming right bank region that features value wines. 67% Merlot 27% Cab Franc and 6% Cab Sauv. The 12s are delicious and quite fruit forward. This wine is sweet and sexy with black fruit aromas and flavor. Juicy rendition that will go a few more years, but is perfect tonight with a piece of prime rib.
Drink from 2016 to 2020

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Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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