Chateau La Mission 2010 Lalande de Pomerol
  • Varietal
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  • Vintage
  • Region
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  • Merlot
  • Red Table Wine
  • 2010
  • Bordeaux
  • $45.95 (per bottle)
  • France
Chateau La Mission 2010 Lalande de Pomerol

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.