2014 L'Appel du Vide

2014 L’Appel du Vide



Lalande de Pomerol

When we look for a superb red Bordeaux, the tiny microclimate of Lalande de Pomerol never lets us down. This blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc comes directly from a sunny Right Bank plot, where the 40 year old vines grip firmly down into ancient layers of clay and gravel, giving this wine an elegance and complexity rarely seen. Richly crimson in the glass, this is full of the intense aromatics of violets, spiced red cherries, and damp earth. Classic notes of plum and licorice are rounded out with silky tannins, followed by a finish that is quintessentially Bordeaux, smooth and delicious. Cellar this for a decade or drink it now, either way it’s not one to miss!

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Product Description

We have always loved working in Bordeaux, particularly with the rich silky Right Bank wines.  And after a long two year hiatus we are thrilled to bring the region back to our portfolio with the 2014 Montesquieu L’Appel du Vide from Lalande de Pomerol.  After three challenging years, the 2014 vintage offers a classic expression of Right Bank Bordeaux thanks to a sun-filled dry September that saved the growing season.  70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, these 40 year old vines planted in a clay and gravel mixture yielded beautiful fruit that favors elegance and complexity above all.  Only 100 cases produced.

Deep crimson in color, the nose is perfumed with crushed violets, spiced red cherry, and an undertone of freshly tilled damp soil.  Classic plum and licorice flavors define the silky palate, leading to a complex finish with hints of bay leaf and spice from the Cabernet Franc.  Approachable today after decanting, the L’Appel du Vide should age and drink nicely over the next 8-10 years.

Additional Information

Weight 20 lbs


  1. :

    So elegant and smooth! The perfect wine for my patio with a charcuterie plate!!! Everyone needs this in their glass!!!

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