Château La Prade was bought in 2000 by Nicolas Thienpont. The vines are beautifully located in the municipality of Saint-Cibard partly on the limestone plateau and partly on hillsides.
Only 40 bottles in stock!
Grape Variety: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
WINE ADVOCATE (87-89 points)
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
WINE SPECTATOR (90 points)
Dark and ripe, with a lush edge to the plum sauce and dark fig notes that's held in check by a charcoal frame. Bitter orange and Campari hints flash through the finish, with a briary feel as well.