2010 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 92 VN 91 WE 91 WS 91 JL 90 JG 90
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2013

Currants and dark fruits with hints of licorice. Full and silky with ripe tannins and berry. Cigar tobacco and berry. Sweet tobacco. This is a wine that shows serious depth of fruit and refined tannins. Better in 2016.
VN 91

Vinous, April 2020

2010 Lalande-Borie has a feisty and animated bouquet, more red fruit than black, with attractive pencil lead scents coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, tobacco and graphite, quite...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, May 2013

Classic, ripe Saint-Julien with all its richness, tempered with elegance. It is deliciously fruity, packed with blackberry fruit surrounding the structure. ROGER VOSS
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2013

Solid, with a very juicy core of lightly mulled plum and blackberry fruit, a polished apple wood note that runs along the edges and a solid, gravel-tinged finish. Sports nice terroir and leaves a mouthwatering feel on the...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2014

Fresh, jammy strawberry and cocoa notes open to a forward, delicious, black cherry filled with enough style and substance to make this one of the top value wines of the vintage. Read more...
JG 90

View From The Cellar, March 2011

The 2010 Lalande-Borie is another quite successful example of the vintage that steers clear of overripeness. The wine offers up a deep, ripe and classy nose of cassis, black cherries, espresso, cigar smoke, gravelly soil...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2010
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

This 2010 Lalande Borie Ex-Chateau Release 2021 is a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Bordeaux, France. With its rich red color, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication from the moment it is poured into the glass. The wine is made by the renowned producer Lalande Borie, known for their commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

On the nose, this wine displays an enticing bouquet of currants and dark fruits, with hints of licorice adding a touch of complexity. As the wine opens up, notes of cigar tobacco and sweet tobacco emerge, further enhancing its aromatic profile. This is a wine that truly showcases serious depth of fruit and refined tannins.

The palate is full-bodied and silky, with ripe tannins and a burst of berry flavors that coat the mouth with richness and intensity. Fresh, jammy strawberry and cocoa notes are also present, adding a delightful layer of complexity to the wine. The black cherry flavors are forward and delicious, making this wine a standout in terms of both style and substance.

Critics have praised this wine for its exceptional quality and value. James Suckling awarded it a score of 92, noting its depth of fruit and refined tannins. Jeff Leve also commended its style and substance, considering it one of the top value wines of the vintage. Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator both gave it a score of 91, highlighting its classic Saint-Julien characteristics and rich, fruity profile.

With its feisty and animated bouquet, medium-bodied palate, and penetrating finish, the 2010 Lalande Borie is a wine that demands attention. While it is already showing great potential, it is recommended to cellar it for a few more years to allow the flavors to further develop and the edges to smooth out. This wine is a true gem from Bordeaux and a testament to the region's winemaking prowess.