Chateau Haut-Chaigneau Lalande de Pomerol 2010

I admit I wasn’t entirely expecting a Lalande de Pomerol to weigh in at 15%abv, but the wine was good anyway and the sort of style I like and can’t find a local equivalent of. ¬†The 2010 vintage of Chateau Haut-Chaigneau’s Lalande de Pomerol is a blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc, and is a deep purple in the glass. ¬†Aromatically, it has developing notes of earth, blackberry, anise, licorice, cedar and bay leaf. ¬†On the palate, the tannins are fine grained, the wine medium bodied, and flavours of plums and cedar, with a bit of heat evident. ¬†Its finish is towards long. ¬†Overall, this is a good wine due to its quite long length and complexity of flavours. ¬†The balance wobbles a little with the alcohol, but I think it gets there. ¬†Good

Abv: 15%
Price: $40
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Tasted: 2013
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