Château Royaumont Lalande de Pomerol 2018 Bordeaux, France

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Deep ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Very intense color.

Strong nose of blackcurrants, cedar, blueberries, light vanilla, licorice, light earth, spices, eucalyptus, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Merlot based Bordeaux is delicious already. A good quality wine. Showing nice complexity and balance.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes to open up and shine. Softened up dramatically after 3 hours of air time.

I had the 2017 last year, and it is very consistent. Will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine and good with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses.

Spicy and entertaining. Elegant, rich and powerful. A delicious wine.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Kosher. Non Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.


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