La Chenade Lalande de Pomerol 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
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'A heady, sumptuous wine, the 2018 La Chenade is so delicious right now. Inky dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, spice, new leather and licorice race across the palate. The 2018 is plush, open-knit and ready to give pleasure. There is a lot of substance to La Chenade in 2018, but I would prefer to drink it over the next decade, while the fruit is vibrant. Drink 2023-2033.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92/100 (Mar 2021)

'A pleasing wine with plum, chocolate and walnut character. Medium body, nice integration of fine tannins and a savory finish. Try after 2022.' – James Suckling,, 92/100 (Mar 2021)

'The 2018 La Chenade is more backward and demands more coaxing than the Lés Cruzelles, reluctantly unfolding to reveal scents of blackberry, melted tar and violet petals, all very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannins, well-judged acidity, gentle grip and a slightly smoother but slightly less engaging finish than the Lés Cruzelles. Still, this is very fine. Drink 2022+.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 91/100 (Mar 2021)

'This is thoroughly enjoyable, dense but light on its feet offering a ton of Pomerol character in a Lalande wine, but supple and pretty open already. There's certainly no need to wait too long to enjoy this wine and it is the only one of the Durantou range to feel this ready to go. Here there is beautiful depth and sweetness to the black cherry and brambly fruits, with a gentle saline lick on the finish. On the lighter side, but with character. 30% new oak. A yield 40hl/ha. Drinking Window 2022 - 2034.' – Jane Anson, Decanter, 91/100 (Nov 2020)

'The 2018 La Chenade is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc with 30% new oak. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with notes of tar, licorice and cracked black pepper, leading to a core of baked black plums, boysenberries and blackberry pie, plus a waft of woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers loads of earth-laced blackberry flavors with a frame of ripe, rounded tannins and bags of freshness, finishing savory. This was produced by the late Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet. The vineyard is in Lalande de Pomerol on gravel-based sandy soils. Drink 2022-2035.' – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 90/100 (Mar 2021)
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating AG 92
Producer information Denis Durantou, the proprietor of the Right-Bank superstar Château L’Eglise Clinet in Pomerol, was known as one of the greatest winemakers in Bordeaux. In 1985 he took over the small family vineyards of Château La Chenade, located in Lalande de Pomerol. La Chenade is often considered one of Bordeaux’s best value wines.
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