Chateau Lalande Borie

The origins of Château Lalande-Borie are very recent: in 1970, Jean Eugène Borie bought a 30 hectare plot in the Saint-Julien appellation, 18 hectares of which belonged to Château Lagrange. The Château was named after its terroir "Lalande", to which Jean Eugene added his name, the Château Lalande-Borie was born.

Today, it is the Jean Eugene Borie company which belongs to Mrs. Borie and her daughter Sabine Coiffe and son Bruno-Eugene, which runs Château Lalande-Borie and Château Ducru Beaucaillou. It only took Château Lalande Borie a couple of years to acquire a great reputation.

An icon of balance and tradition, St. Julien boasts the highest proportion of classed growths in the Médoc. What it lacks in any first growths, it makes up in the rest: five amazing second growth chateaux, two superb third growths and four well-reputed fourth growths. While the actual class rankings set in 1855 (first, second, and so on the fifth) today do not necessarily indicate a score of quality, the classification system is important to understand in the context of Bordeaux history. Today rivalry among the classed chateaux only serves to elevate the appellation overall.

One of its best historically, the estate of Leoville, was the largest in the Médoc in the 18th century, before it was divided into the three second growths known today as Chateau Léoville-Las-Cases, Léoville-Poyferré and Léoville-Barton. Located in the north section, these are stone's throw from Chateau Latour in Pauillac and share much in common with that well-esteemed estate.

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Chateau Lalande Borie Saint Julien 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92“A dense wine with great fruit, this has a velvet texture and great elegance. There is structure of course from the firm tannins that stay in the background, while the main thrust of this wine is its great blackberry fruit. It will age and should be drunk from 2025.” ~R.V.
Item Number: 28207
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Chateau Lalande Borie Saint Julien 2014
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91-93"This wine has the dusty tannins that are typical of the vintage. Ripe red plums and berries are combined with refreshing acidity on the palate, and lead to a structured and dense finish." ~R.V.

Chateau Lalande Borie Saint Julien 2011
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Family EstateWine Enthusiast 91"Perfumed, ripe and packed with blackberry fruits, this wine displays a great sense of elegance. It is fresh while the solid structure provides a contrast of tannins. The end shows acidity and fruitiness." ~R.V.

Chateau Lalande Borie Saint Julien 2010
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"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."

Chateau Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien 2010
92  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 91 "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 finish."  Wine Enthusiast 91 "Classic, ripe