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2010 Château La Fleur de Bouard La Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

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January 7, 2018 - $135

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RATINGS

94+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

This is a beauty, a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Lalande de Pomerol that is impossible to believe comes from a less heralded appellation.

93Wine Spectator

...mocha and espresso notes holding sway, featuring a backdrop of baker's chocolate, all melded into the dense core of crushed plum, steeped fig and pastis-soaked currant fruit. Shows ample structure and remains very polished.

93Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and caraway seed are sexed up by nutty oak. Densely packed, juicy and super-concentrated, with an exhilarating sugar/acid balance and lovely violet lift to the black fruit and toffee flavors.

92-93James Suckling

This is wonderful with fabulous blackberries and hints of minerals. Full and intense. Plenty of wood but already integrated.

15.5Jancis Robinson

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Lalande de Pomerol

Lalande-de-Pomerol is a red wine appellation just north of Pomerol. The two main communes are Lalande-de-Pomerol and Néac. As part of the Bordeaux Right Bank, the wines of this appellation are primarily Merlot, with additions of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Although Lalande-de-Pomerol has historically been considered a lesser appellation than its distinguished neighbor Pomerol, in recent decades Lalande-de-Pomerol has been revitalized as owners of estates in Pomerol also acquire estates in Lalande-de-Pomerol, typically using the same winemakers and viticultural practices for both estates. Without almost 2,600 vineyard acres, Lalande-de-Pomerol is slightly larger than Pomerol. The official appellation was awarded in 1954, although some estates had been using Lalande-de-Pomerol designations on their labels as early as the 1920s.