Larger and less prestigious than Pomerol to the south, Lalande-de-Pomerol shares many of the characteristics of its famous neighbour and is a name to look out for. Merlot thrives on the soils of clay, gravel and sand and is the dominant grape grown by châteaux that tend to be small. Many of these properties have recently had injections of investment and enthusiasm and the results are encouraging.Read More
Once regarded as rather rustic, the wines of Lalande-de-Pomerol have improved in recent years and at their best can imitate those of Pomerol (and often their prices as well). They have the same richness, but are regarded as being lighter and less capable of ageing.