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2016 LA CHENADE. Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux (Magnum)

Bin:  869

Alcohol percentage:  13%


Lalande-de-Pomerol is a ‘satellite’ appellation of the much more famous Pomerol region, on the ‘Right Bank’ of the Bordeaux wine area. It’s just to the north of its prestigious neighbour and the general feeling is that the best gravel vineyards in the region could in time produce wine to match the very best.

Grape variety:

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc; matured for a year in oak (40% new wood).


This is the second wine of Denis Durantou’s property Les Cruzelles. Durantou is the owner of the hugely sought-after L’Eglise-Clinet in Pomerol.

Press review:

“The 2016 La Chenade is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Denis Durantou’s estate in Lalande-de-Pomerol. It was picked 24-29 September for the Merlot and 6 October for the Cabernet Franc at 39 hectoliters per hectare and then matured in 40% new oak. It has a lovely nose that needed some coaxing from the glass, eventually revealing black cherries and touches of bergamot with Earl Grey following later. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fresh right from the start, very harmonious with an elegant, quite minerally finish. Very elegant, very suave, very promising. Drink 2020 – 2032.” Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate


£71.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£67.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles