2009 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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WE 93 JS 91 JL 90 WS 90
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, August 2010

(91-93 points)Barrel sample. Rich and smooth, with tannins that are ripe, some spice and also intense acidity. The blackcurrant character is dominant. ROGER VOSS
JS 91

jamessuckling.com, March 2012

Round and silky, with a lovely richness of chocolate, currant and plum character. Full and flavorful. Delicious now, but much better in 2015.
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2012

Cocoa, black cherry, earth and sweet blackberry scents open to a soft textured, medium bodied wine with supple textures in a forward style that offers pleasure today and for the next ten years. Read more...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, March 2013

This is stylish, with perfumy black tea and smoldering charcoal aromas followed by lightly mulled plum, fig and blackberry fruit. An echo of juniper shows on the mineral-edged finish. Drink now through 2024. — JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2009
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2009 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious region of St Julien in Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true masterpiece, radiating elegance and refinement with every sip.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep, alluring red color that hints at the complexity and depth it holds within. As you bring the glass to your nose, you are immediately captivated by the intoxicating aromas that waft up. Rich notes of dark chocolate, succulent currants, and luscious plum intermingle, creating a symphony of scents that is simply irresistible.

On the palate, the 2009 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021 showcases its true brilliance. It envelops your taste buds with a velvety smoothness, thanks to its round and silky texture. The flavors of chocolate, currant, and plum discovered on the nose are now intensified, forming a harmonious fusion of decadence. Each sip is a journey of flavor, with the wine evolving and revealing new layers of complexity with every passing moment.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling bestowed a well-deserved score of 91 upon this remarkable vintage. He described it as full and flavorful, highlighting its deliciousness in the present, while also acknowledging its potential for further improvement with aging. Jeff Leve, another esteemed critic, rated this wine with a score of 90, praising its cocoa, black cherry, and sweet blackberry aromas. He also noted its supple textures and forward style that provide immediate pleasure but can also be enjoyed over the next decade.

The 2009 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021 has received high praise from various publications, further cementing its status as an exceptional wine. Wine Enthusiast awarded it an impressive score of 93, describing it as rich and smooth, with ripe tannins, intense acidity, and a dominant blackcurrant character. Wine Spectator, on the other hand, bestowed a score of 90, commending its stylishness, perfumed aromas of black tea and charcoal, and its mineral-edged finish.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5 and a cork closure, this wine embodies the essence of a classic Bordeaux blend. It is a wine to be savored and cherished, whether enjoyed now or carefully cellared for future indulgence. The 2009 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021 is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Lalande Borie, and a true gem within the Bordeaux wine world.