The Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation is situated to the north of the more legendary Pomerol, on the right bank of the Dordogne. The 22-hectare Marchesseau estate is overseen by Jean-Paul Garde and his son, Frédéric. Their Merlot-dominant wine includes about one-third Cabernet Franc, and shows plum and hints of licorice and spice. The mouth is rich and intense, but full of juicy, bursting tannins. Decant this and it drinks like a far fancier wine. It’s classic Bordeaux from an outstanding vintage, at a weeknight price.