La Chenade is south-west of the Les Cruzelles vineyard where there is more gravel and less clay. It contains a touch more Cabernet Franc and a little less new oak. This is made with the same care as the L'Eglise Clinet, both owned by Denis Durantou.
Only 44 bottles in stock!
Grape variety: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
WINE ADVOCATE (91-93 points)
This Lalande-de-Pomerol 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.
WINE SPECTATOR (91 points)
A fresh, ripe style, with a bright core of raspberry and plum coulis flavors lined with refined structure, backed by light rooibos tea and mineral threads on the finish. Stylish. Drink now through 2022.