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La Chenade 2015

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionLalande Pomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

This shows plenty of wet earth and blueberry and black-olive character. Full body, fine and round tannins and a juicy finish. Hot stones and gravel. Intense. Yes. Drink now or hold.

93
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018

Purplish crimson. Quite sweet and meaty. Gentle - obviously not top drawer but fun and easy. A bit tart and dry on the end. Needs food. Wait awhile? Fine sandy tannins in abundance. Sweet oak.
Drink 2020-2027

16
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016

With sweet plum, mulling spices and pure black cherry on the nose, this is very enticing. The palate is juicy and packed with red and black fruits, tamed by savoury spices and complemented by earthy but ripe tannins. The acidity lifts the finish to cooler red cherry and even cherry blossom. Polished and round, this is a superb wine that is already drinking well.

92+
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2018

Violets, black fruits the nose has lots of charm the palate is sweet fruited with fleshy black plum. Brighter and fresher in the middle but at the back there is richness and depth fleshy and ripe. 2021-32

89/91
Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016

Denis Durantou’s wine comes from gravel soils and tends to have a mineral note to it. This
is scented, attractive and full of succulent blackberry, raspberry and bramble fruit flavours,
supported by tannins that creep up on you and provide structure. Drink: 2020-28

91
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016

A very impressive La Chenade with a longer finish than usual and more layers and tension. There are some refreshing herbal / mint notes which break up the density of the fruit and the overall feeling is refreshing which is exciting given the depth of sooty fruit in the mid-palate.

17+
Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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The 2015 La Chenade is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between September 15-25 and on October 5 respectively, cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 30% new oak. This Lalande-de-Pomerol moves towards red fruit on the nose, crushed strawberry and raspberry pastilles, candied and somehow...joyful. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very fine in the mouth with a keen line of acidity. This is a very cohesive La Chenade, elegant and composed with a touch of salinity towards the finish. This is a graceful La Chenade that should drink early, but clearly has the substance to offer 12-15 years of drinking pleasure. Drink 2018-2032

91/93
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016
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