Château-Lalande-Borie Saint Julien 2012
Wine EnthusiastThere's an impressive richness to this wine along with elegance. With its vanilla character from the wood aging, it has smoothness and structure at the same time. At the end, the wine's freshness and juicy black fruits become more apparent.
Wine SpectatorA light savory note threads through a core of steeped plum, blackberry and pepper notes. Charcoal embers underscore the finish.
Wine AdvocateSlightly herbaceous, but well-made with lots of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of damp earth and spice, this blend of 60% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with about 2% Cabernet Franc is supple and medium-bodied, but it narrows out in the mouth and finishes somewhat abruptly.