Varietals: Merlot 82%, Cabernet Franc 18%

This young, dynamic team might be new kids on the block but they’ve set their sights extremely high, with the latest winemaking tech and the advice of renowned oenologist Michel Rolland. Lalande de Pomerol offers better value than next door Pomerol but much of the same character: intensely aromatic plum, cassis, cedar, tobacco and graphite with lots of mouth-filling tannin and body. This is elegant, complex and structured: Bordeaux at its best.