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L'Etoile Lalande de Pomerol 2014

Rating

CWA95

RP

WS

JS

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W&S

JH

Price: $59.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 95 Points 
“Red plums, dried herbs, cigar box, game and leather paint out the aromatic landscape here. A second impression reveals more layers with black fruits, chocolate and espresso with a touch of new oak pointing to a modern Bordeaux style. Returning to a classical juiciness with a burst of red fruits on the palate, cherry, red currant and nuances of tobacco complete this tasty red. A perfect marriage of savory and fruity, a well built, impressive and frankly unbelievable wine for the price, especially given the Pomerol pedigree behind it.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
François Thienpont, the father of L’Etoile, is the proud heir of a Belgian family dedicated to wine since the 19th century. His ancestors migrated to the Bordeaux’s region in the 1920’s, where they came to produce and trade wine. Le Pin and Vieux Chateau Certan, acquired by his grand- father Georges and L'If count as some of their historic vineyards. After having studied viticulture and business in France, François worked a few years in the US, in wine distribution in Texas. In 1983, during his American stay, he presented Le Pin 1981 to Robert Parker, when it was released for the very first time in the country. In 1985, he came back to Bordeaux to oversee marketing and sales for the family operations. At the same time, under the title of President of the Union of the Côtes de Francs appellation, François worked hard at rehabilitating the wines of this forgotten region in the minds of trade, press and consumers. Wanting to prove his professional worth, François created Wings in 1995. A company dedicated to selling the finest wines of Bordeaux, it has Grand Crus allocations and can therefore trade with Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. The company distributes the Thienpont family property wines and also represents lesser known Châteaux that produce wines with the same level of quality as do the most illustrious growths. François Thienpont is discreet and generous. He has a passion for music, and he is a true gourmet. Thanks to his travel experiences and meeting people, he has very high standards of expectancy in matters of taste.
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Milk Chocolate

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Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

  • Reviews
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 95 Points 
“Red plums, dried herbs, cigar box, game and leather paint out the aromatic landscape here. A second impression reveals more layers with black fruits, chocolate and espresso with a touch of new oak pointing to a modern Bordeaux style. Returning to a classical juiciness with a burst of red fruits on the palate, cherry, red currant and nuances of tobacco complete this tasty red. A perfect marriage of savory and fruity, a well built, impressive and frankly unbelievable wine for the price, especially given the Pomerol pedigree behind it.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
François Thienpont, the father of L’Etoile, is the proud heir of a Belgian family dedicated to wine since the 19th century. His ancestors migrated to the Bordeaux’s region in the 1920’s, where they came to produce and trade wine. Le Pin and Vieux Chateau Certan, acquired by his grand- father Georges and L'If count as some of their historic vineyards. After having studied viticulture and business in France, François worked a few years in the US, in wine distribution in Texas. In 1983, during his American stay, he presented Le Pin 1981 to Robert Parker, when it was released for the very first time in the country. In 1985, he came back to Bordeaux to oversee marketing and sales for the family operations. At the same time, under the title of President of the Union of the Côtes de Francs appellation, François worked hard at rehabilitating the wines of this forgotten region in the minds of trade, press and consumers. Wanting to prove his professional worth, François created Wings in 1995. A company dedicated to selling the finest wines of Bordeaux, it has Grand Crus allocations and can therefore trade with Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. The company distributes the Thienpont family property wines and also represents lesser known Châteaux that produce wines with the same level of quality as do the most illustrious growths. François Thienpont is discreet and generous. He has a passion for music, and he is a true gourmet. Thanks to his travel experiences and meeting people, he has very high standards of expectancy in matters of taste.

Winery L'Etoile

Vineyard Designate

AVA Lalande de Pomerol

Region Bordeaux