As fans know, many of Bordeaux’s finest and most expensive wines hail from the Right Bank’s Pomerol district. But for a great-value alternative to this sought-after rich style, the savviest of Bordeaux lovers head a bit north to Lalande de Pomerol.
Decanter’s Man of the Year 2008, Christian Moueix (one of Bordeaux’s biggest names who spent decades at the helm of famed Château Pétrus), is also a fan of this little enclave. He’d been eyeing one property in particular, Château Les Vieux Ormes, and was finally able to acquire the property in 2012. Perhaps not coincidentally, the wines got even better with Christian behind the scenes, earning praise from Jancis Robinson for their “excellent texture.” And because we’ve been friends with Christian for years, you get special access.
That lovely mouthfeel Jancis mentions is something you’ll notice in Christian’s plush, barrel-aged marriage of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. And no wonder – it’s from the incredible 2015 vintage, which Decanter magazine calls “a sure-bet vintage that ticks all the boxes.”
Boasting a core of ripe plum and black cherry, plus notes of cedar and smoke from being expertly finished in fine oak barrels, this is delicious already and yours for a friends-only price – while it lasts …
A must-try for fans of Bordeaux. Limited cases – order today.