Domaine De Viaud 2001, Ac Lalande De Pomerol

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
Bordeaux, France

$28.95 (282475)

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87 pts
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November 23, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Tasting this again over a year later (October 2013), this is certainly fully à point, for fans of mature wines. This...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

At 12 years of age this Right Bank Bordeaux has been there, done that. Pleasantries are what's left for this Viaud,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Very traditional with significant band aid/brett and blue cheese on both the nose and palate. Tannins have softened...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

It is interesting to see that this 12 year old is still alive, but it is mature and showing loads of meaty/bretty...

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Community Reviews (4)

Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

A good wine has complex harmony of flavours. This has it, but the bouqut is slightly off, and there is also a constant hum from start to finish of a rather "hot" note. While not unpleasant, it does not make for a great wine, so I consider this to be poor value, despite (or because of?) the promising vintage. I should have listened to David.

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Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

The 'curious newbie' mentioned by The V panel might wonder why people fuss over Bordeaux at all. Not a bad experience, but I'm agreeing with Blair: probably not worth the 27 bucks to try.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Was interested to try this one due to the age and, while it's not cheap, it didn't disappoint. Medium garnet coloured in the glass, the nose had a medium intensity with notes of dried red fruit, potpourri, tomato leaf, dark chocolate, old leather, and cedar. It's medium bodied, with medium+ acid and medium tannins with the flavours replaying on the palate. If you're interested in trying an aged wine, give it a go, but it's definitely not for everyone. Drink now. Tasted January 2013.

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Richard Beaudry
Richard Beaudry

We opened this bottle with some high expectation.
Due to very dimmed light over dark table top, I can't tell anything on wine appearance.
The bottle was opened about 90 minutes before pouring and was kept to 18 C.
The first nose was mainly dominated by smoke and tare, than slight cherry and plum aromas came threw.
First sip was in continuity with the nose mainly tare with good tanins presence and curiously this typical green pepper bell taste typical to Cabernet Franc or old style CS.
Plum was there again, delicate, not jammy !
An evolution came in the latest glasses (about 30 minutes) with a fairly strong funky aroma ( Brettanomyces !) , this happened to me before with over-mature 92 vintage and older Burgundy after few minutes of air exposition but on a 11 years old bottle, I was surprise.
I will open 2 other bottles of my collection in the next year and pay more attention to wine aspect and evolution.
Will certainly not risk to purchase more of this wine.

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