La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol, 2010

  La Chenade

Denis Durantou's Lalande de Pomerol is always one of the best value buys. From sandy, gravelly soils, this is unpretentious and very yummy. Notes of smoke, coal dust, minerals and fine black fruits. The palate is packed with pure, svelte fruit; there is good density, refined ripe tannins and a lovely sense of freshness on the finish.

Contains Sulphites.

About La Chenade

Denis Durantou of Eglise Clinet owns this excellent Lalande de Pomerol estate. The wines are some of the best values from Bordeaux and are firm favourites of the Justerini & Brooks team.

Appellation: Lalande de Pomerol

The region produces Merlot-dominated wines which can offer great value similar in style to the wines of Pomerol but with less concentration. The soils are gravely and well-drained.

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Franc

Cabernet Franc with its unique herb infused red berry fragrance, adds backbone and acidity to the sensual, round favours of Merlot. This is as tried and tested combination used in the vast majority of serious St Emilion and Pomerol blends.