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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

La Chenade

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Lalande de Pomerol

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Franc

La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol, 2018

6x75cl £72.50

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Tasting Note:

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. Denis describes 2018 as a 'Révolutionnaire'. It's a big change at the Durantou estates as Denis has retired from winemaking. It's been an extraordinary run with many exceptional wines, but all good things must come to an end. La Chenade tends to be our favourite of these wines, it has a tremendous track record providing charming yet intense fruit wrapped in well-mannered tannins and vibrant acidity. The 2018 is slightly more difficult to assess, but no less rewarding. Very reductive on the nose, on the palate there is plenty of bright engaging fruit, cranberries and blackcurrant. This is much more polished and refined than Saintayme with some serious tannic structure. Very good. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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