- Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Style: Red
- Region: Bordeaux, France
- Notes: Medium Bodied, dry, medium acidity, average tannin, moderate intensity, medium finish, plum, blackberry, cedar
- Producer: Château de Viaud-Lalande
Plump and rich, match full-flavored Pomerol with game, game birds and rustic cheeses. Ideal with a roasted duck breast, venison with a blackberry reduction or a super-juicy mushroom-cheddar burger.
Much like the relationship between Pomerol and its satellite appellation of Lalande-de-Pomerol, there are similarities between the wonderful wines of Chateau de Viaud and the terrific 2011 release of its confusingly, almost identically named neighbor, Chateau de Viaud-Lalande. Supple Merlot dominates, with aromatic Cabernet Franc filling out the flavorful blend.
This micro estate (1.8 hectares) owned by Durand Teyssier and family, Philippe, and his son Thomas are now leading the property. The expertise of Thomas in New Zealand, California, and in Château Bélair in Saint Emilion, contributes to the elaboration of the nectar Château Viaud-Lalande.
Eyes: Light Purple
Nose: Medium Intensity, developing, black fruits, floral, leather
Mouth: Medium Bodied, dry, medium acidity, average tannin, moderate intensity, medium finish, plum, blackberry, cedar