Chateau Lalande Borie Saint-Julien [Pre-arrival] 2018
JD91-94: A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Château Lalande-Borie knocks it out of the park in the vintage and has a brilliant, full-bodied style as well as sexy notes of cassis, blueberries, violets, and spice box. With terrific ripeness, notable purity, and a balanced, layered texture, it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet keep for two decades. It appears to be the finest vintage of this cuvée I’ve tasted.
JS92-93: A red with lots of blackberry and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a salty finish. Minerally.