Lalande de Pomerol sits just north of its more famous neighbouring AOC Pomerol. It is a much larger appellation and the soils are more varied. The Chateaux here are less famous, the wines slightly less polished but far, far less expensive. They offer delicious wines with a "rustic" personality. In this regard it seems more like Fronsac, where one can find true gems.
Two-thousand ten is a great vintage in Bordeaux! This wine reveals a lovely bouquet of strawberries, raspberries, crushed stone and flowers; a medium to full body wraps the palate in silky tannins. Modest acidity and a lush, pure mouthfeel follows. This round, rich wine is drinkable now and for 4-6 years.