The 2018 Enclos de Viaud Lalande-de-Pomerol is a gorgeous showing which is composed of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. It begins with inviting aromas of blackberries and dark cherries, which are woven together with tobacco, spices, herbs, lavender and hints of charcoal that all take shape in the glass. On the palate this is medium-bodied with a wonderful elegant character. It displays lovely undercutting acidity that provides a wonderful sense of freshness all the way through the finish. This is a fantastic wine from this vintage to approach early on, but it also has the potential to cellar for close to decade.