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The La Chenade Lalande-de-Pomerol 2015 moves towards red fruit on the nose, crushed strawberry and raspberry pastilles, candied and somehow joyful. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very fine in the mouth with a keen line of acidity. This is a very cohesive La Chenade, elegant and composed with a touch of salinity towards the finish. This is a graceful La Chenade that should drink early, but clearly has the substance to offer 12-15 years of drinking pleasure.
A sleeper of the vintage from proprietor Nicolas Thienpont, the 2010 La Prade is about as good as Cotes de Francs can be. Under the capable hands of consulting winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc hit 14.5% natural alcohol. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by scents of blueberries, black raspberries, graphite and earth. Drink this opulent, fleshy effort during its first 5-7 years of life. – Robert M. Parker, Jr, The Wine Advocate
Another sleeper of the vintage, the dense ruby/purple-hued 2012 reveals sweet cranberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of spring flowers, earth and subtle wood. Supple, fruity, medium-bodied and well-made, this beauty can be drunk over the next decade. Poujeaux has been on a hot streak following the change of ownership (the Cuvelier family now owns this property). – Robert M. Parker, Jr, The Wine Advocate