• Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande de Pomerol 2009

    Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande de Pomerol 2009

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    James Suckling for Wine Spectator:  Rated as Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style. "Blueberry and mineral aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Enjoy the sweet and pretty fruit in this. Score range: 90-93."  Web only 2010 (This is a barrel tasting, which is always a range, because it is an early look.)

    Winery:  “A beautiful wrap of a bright red, nose of ripe red fruits which announce a concentrated wine. On the palate it is indeed a rather powerful wine equipped with a beautiful tannic structure.”

    Wired For Wine:  Picture yourself on a stone terrace in Bordeaux, capon roasting in the oven, with a glass of this Château Haut-Surget Lalande de Pomerol in your hand.  You won't need an accompaniment for the full body and gorgeous fruit in this fantastic Pomerol.  If you need one, a bowl of roasted hazelnuts with thyme will do nicely. The lovely tannins, terrific structure, dark fruit and whisper of minerals make this Haut-Surget the perfect partner with lamb, beef,game birds and so much more.  Our first choice is grilled beef tenderloin with red wine and marrow sauce.  A classic favorite would be roast lamb with rosemary-pesto orzo on the side.  With winter winding down on us, you might want to whip up some roast squab with porcini and country bread salad.  Everyone will want another course, so open that second (or third) bottle and serve it with a ripe French Camembert cheese.  The stinkier the better!  How's that terrace treating you??

    Size:  750ml; cork
    Varietal:  70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
    Alcohol:  @12.5%
    Ageing:  18-24 months in the finest close-grained oak- that will give the desired amount of oak tannins and flavour
    Region:  Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France