La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol, 2016

  La Chenade

Denis Durantou's 'entry level' wines, that is to say the wines not produced at his flagship Pomerol estate, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet are always rank amongst our 'best value' buys. Saintayme, Chenade, Cruzelles and Montlandrie offer excellent value for money, but the 2016s are perhaps the finest range we have seen to date. Produced from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from gravel sites, this is a thoroughly engaging Chenade brimming with raspberry, strawberry and Victoria plum infused with fine herbs and gravelly minerals. This is sleek, generous and seductive with a mouth-watering freshness that really engages the taster and brings tension and verve. Splendid.

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.