La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol
    La Chenade

    La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol,

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    La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol, 2009

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol, 2009

    As we have stated in our vintage overview, this is not the most homogenous vintage, particularly for many of the less expensive wines. However, if you look closely, (and we did at literally hundreds), you can discover some great value wines for short to medium term drinking. La Chenade is always one of our favourite value buys and the 2009 is definitely a wine to stock up with. Seductive, soft, plumy fruit, very lush and suave with great intensity, precision and a beautiful silky texture. Very smart.

    ABV:
    12.5%
    90/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2037
    89-91/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 La Chenade is pure Merlot. Last year contained 20% Cabernet Franc, but this year, Noëmie Durantou blended it into the Les Cruzelles cuvée. Picked on September 13 and matured in 40% new oak, this is noticeably reductive on the nose. It’s quite intense, although perhaps missing amplitude usually bestowed by the Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely texture and a keen line of acidity, lightly spiced with gentle grip on the slightly savory finish. Very satisfying in the mouth, this is a sensual La Chenade that will provide for delicious early drinking.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2050

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Producer:
    La Chenade
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    La Chenade

    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.

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