The World’s Greatest Value Red Bordeaux – In Stock Now!
When it comes to value for money in Bordeaux, we genuinely believe that it is quite impossible to beat the brilliant Lalande de Pomerol wines of genius winemaker Denis Durantou. His flagship Château L’Eglise Clinet is one of the superstars of the right bank that regularly matches, or even outperforms, the likes of Petrus, Le Pin and Lafleur in blind tastings. But, only a kilometre down the road, he makes a gorgeous wines which is sold at a tiny fraction of the price of his famous Pomerol – La Chenade .
The forward and plump La Chenade from the very good 2014 vintage has just arrived in stock and we are pleased to now be able to offer it at a remarkably low £135 per dozen bottles in bond. This is a wine that is scored in the 90’s by the critics and the 2014 has recently been rated 92 points by James Suckling. To put this into context, that’s the same score as Petit Cheval 2014 – a wine that will cost you £1500 per case. If you can find a better Bordeaux wine at just over £11 per bottle we’d love to know what it is!
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Minimum Order - £200 in bond
In stock, immediately available
|All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
Plum, chocolate and cassis-bush aromas follow through to a full body, integrated tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Drink in 2020, but already a joy to taste.
The 2014 La Chenade, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a straightforward but appealing bouquet with ample dark cherries, bergamot tea and a touch of dried flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with a tightly-knit structure. I appreciate the depth here, the focus and finesse, a wine that threatened to blossom in bottle... and it has. Given the market prices for this Lalande-de-Pomerol, Denis Durantou's 2014 comes highly recommended. Drink Date 2018-2028