2018 - La Chenade Lalande de Pomerol
06B8CHEN6PK _ 2018 - La Chenade Lalande de Pomerol - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
La Chenade
Region
Lalande de Pomerol
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2018 LA CHENADE LALANDE DE POMEROL - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
La Chenade
Region
Lalande de Pomerol
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £106.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019,
    Score: 91-93

    This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is taken from parcels planted on gravel. Dark red cherry, ripe raspberries and succulent red plums. This possesses a graceful silkiness and round generous sweet juicy fruits mixed with some spice, all balanced with a delicious gravelly mineral core that adds a touch of refreshing salinity towards the finish. Very suave and harmonious on the finish. This will drink well early and also has the pedigree and concentration to cellar for a number of years. Impressive and will be certainly be one the value wines of the vintage, although sadly very little is made.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2019,
    Score: 89-92

    The 2018 La Chenade is another stellar wine in Denis Durantou's lineup. Ripe, racy and exuberant, the 2018 is super-expressive, even in the early going. Succulent red cherry, plum, spice and new leather add layers of nuance. Ultimately, though, La Chenade is a wine of pure and total pleasure more than anything else. Floral notes and a final burst of red-toned fruit add character to this Lalande de Pomerol from sandy, gravelly soils.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    This is produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet. The vineyard is in Lalande de Pomerol on gravel-based sandy soils. The 2018 La Chenade is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc with 30% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, the nose is slightly reticent and broody, offering notes of tar, chargrill and damp soil to begin, giving way to a core of fresh plums, black cherries and kirsch plus touches of bay leaves and iron ore. Medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and juicy with plenty of bright black fruit and a plush texture, finishing long and refreshing.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2019,
    Score: 92-93

    This is really delicious and fresh with lovely dark berries and purity at the same time. Medium body, fine tannins and a lovely finish.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2019,
    Score: 92

    This is super fresh and juicy - an easy wine to recommend. It’s full of well-ripened autumnal fruits and is in fact pretty concentrated in terms of flavours – a wine that shows just how fully the grapes ripened on gravel soils in 2018 and yet maintains its floral aromatics and sense of easy elegance. 30% new oak was used. A yield of 40hl/ha. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2019,
    Score: 17+

    Thrilling balance and great density of fruit mark this as a wine with huge potential and the oak is certainly present, but it is the skin tannins which bring the palate together. Imposing and indulgent this is a mighty wine and there is a superb red-fruited theme in the background which will emerge in time.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2019,
    Score: 87-90

    Shows an herbal note out front, with light cherry and damson plum fruit. Silky finish.

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Producer

La Chenade

Denis Durantou, the man behind the exceptional wines and reputation of Ch ‘Eglise Clinet in Pomerol, has branched out and is also responsible for Montlandrie, Cruzelles and La Chenade in the surrounding areas. He balances a belief in tradition and hard work with an openness to innovation, ensuring his wines are always of the highest quality.

Region

Lalande de Pomerol

Lalande de Pomerol is situated to the north-west of the Dordogne River north of Pomerol. Similar to the great Pomerol appellation the wines are Merlot dominated but sold at a fraction of the price. Some great value wines can be found to the south of the Lalande de Pomerol region as only the Barbanne River separates the two appellations.