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La Chenade

2016 La Chenade

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.
Score: 90-92                            Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com (230)

WineryLa Chenade
Grape80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc
AvailabilitySpring 2018
AppellationLalande de Pomerol
PackagingCardboard box of 6
Price: £140.00