Bordeaux’s tiny Pomerol region produces some of the world’s most luxurious (and expensive) reds. For a taste of that opulence minus the price tag, savvy Bordeaux fans are rushing next door: “Lalande-de-Pomerol has a buzz around it … the next big thing in Bordeaux – the modest appellation where the smart money goes,” writes Decanter. Château Vieille Dynastie is a gorgeous example, with gold medals from two top French shows to prove it.
The Borderie family purchased Château Vieille Dynastie in 2011. They knew the estate’s gravelly vineyards would be the perfect spot to grow world-class Merlot – especially in a fantastic vintage like 2014. Top critic James Suckling writes that Bordeaux’s 2014 “reds show harmony and finesse with solid cores of fruit and extremely polished tannins. There are no Cabernet and Merlot-based wines in the world with similar refinement and tension.”
Look forward to ripe plum and black-fruit aromas and flavors. The palate is elegant and well-balanced, with silky, round tannins and a lingering finish. While it’s drinking beautifully now, Château Vieille Dynastie will reward careful cellaring for a few more years. Whenever you decide to enjoy it, pair it with beef tenderloin, lamb chops, or hearty casseroles.
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