From one of Bordeaux’s most famous and highly regarded villages, Chateau Lalande is perfectly situated between Châteaux Talbot and Lagrange (classified in 1855 as fourth and third growths respectively). This enviable position elevates this petite château to something quite special and the unique terroir allows the 3 classic Bordeaux varietals to thrive and this wine contains a little of each.
Balance is key here and the blend of 55% Cabernet, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc allows the wine to benefit from all of the positive characteristics from each grape, but not be dominated by any. The structure and black fruit from the Cabernet Sauvignon are accompanied by the softer more plummy fruit from the Merlot and a touch of tea chest from the Cabernet Franc. The wine spends 12 months in oak, around 30% of which is new adding depth and complexity.
A wine that possesses all the richness and power that you should expect from a classed Saint-Julien estate, but at half the price. An absolute beauty and a must with roast beef!