An interesting Lalande-de-Pomerol given its strong flavours yet light body…
Name: Château Vieux Chevrol Lalande-de-Pomerol
Producer: Château Vieux Chevrol
Region/Country: Lalande-de-Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Grape Varietal(s): 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Consumed: Brought with us to the Hotel Nelligan in Montreal to celebrate someone’s 40th birthday.
Recommended By: Found at the LCBO.
Bottle Presentation: A classic French/Bordeaux label that would blend in with most of the similar bottles on the shelves.
Appearance: Dark ruby to garnet colour.
Nose: Medium-to-pronounced nose of iron/raw steak, cranberries, sour cherries, leather and anise.
Taste: Light body, high tannins (dry!), and medium acidity, with notes of earth, sour cherries, cranberries, old cedar wood and steely minerality.
Finish: Long on the minerals, wood, earth and cranberries.
Overall Impression: This Lalande-de-Pomerol was interesting, as it offered strong flavours, but with a light body. We tried it on its own, and it did not disappoint. We suggest pairing it with old cheese or grilled meat to allow for a fuller expression of the flavour profile.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 89/100