Sunday, November 13, 2005

Chateau Lalande D'Auvion 2001 - Cru Bourgeois Medoc

I bought some of this in France at E6.50 a bottle on a buy one get one free offer - and it's incredibly good at that price. Full bodied, and aging well it has bags of cherries, oak and coconut on the nose, with a pronounced flavour and smooth as you like tannins. I've tasted wines at £15 a bottle that taste similar - what a bargain and it would be superb with a rare fillet steak! Not a wine though for the timid, this is powerful stuff and Christian Bemillan the wine maker clearly knows his stuff and has gone all out for glory in a wine that lovers of oaked reds will love but many will find too much. If you see this - try it! 17.5/20

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