Bordeaux 2018 – Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol


Staying on the right bank, today we move on to the smaller Pomerol appellation. See also our final review of other reds, also published today, including wines labelled Bordeaux, Côtes de Bordeaux and Fronsac. For full details of our coverage of Bordeaux 2018, see this guide

There are some wonderful wines in Pomerol this year, including those that are pure Merlot, such as Petrus, and those with a high percentage of Cabernet Franc such as Chx Lafleur and Vieux Château Certan. The layers of clay interleaved with gravel that typify the plateau had the water-holding capacity to sustain...