Chateau La Chenade Lalande-de-Pomerol 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)

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James Suckling
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Decanter
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Robert Parker
SKU
CHCH202111 UCAU
$62.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$62.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* The second wine from Chateau Les Cruzelles. Where the flagship wine consists of a considerable portion of Cabernet Franc, La Chenade is 100% Merlot. With only 30% new oak, the fruit is the star of this wine. The nose bursts with bright, red fruits such as strawberries and cherries, some ripe plum, mint and pie crust. The palate shows a vibrant, mineral acidity and notes of wet stone, graphite and liquorice. The texture is velvet and textured and the tannins are fine and elegant. Beautiful Merlot.
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* The second wine from Chateau Les Cruzelles. Where the flagship wine consists of a considerable portion of Cabernet Franc, La Chenade is 100% Merlot. With only 30% new oak, the fruit is the star of this wine. The nose bursts with bright, red fruits such as strawberries and cherries, some ripe plum, mint and pie crust. The palate shows a vibrant, mineral acidity and notes of wet stone, graphite and liquorice. The texture is velvet and textured and the tannins are fine and elegant. Beautiful Merlot.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

James Suckling

A medium-bodied, ripe and textured Lalande with creamy, fleshy tannins. Succulent core of ripe plum fruit, chocolate and some orange and peppermint. Fragrant and plush. 100% merlot.

92 / 100

Decanter

Floral strawberry and cherry fruits, there is a soft creamy scented element to the fruits on the nose. Such well-balanced acidity and brightness on the palate, a real kick of life and burst of flavour with red berries but a minerality that’s really to the fore - the crushed stone, wet slate, graphite and liquorice coming through giving nuance and angles while the soft, silky tannins glide over the tongue. This feels gently round and persistent, a good weight in the mouth, not dense as such but layers of flavour and cooling touches. You get the expansion and this is sustained. Not heavy but refined and understated. Gorgeous terroir in the glass, no frills here but such precision and identity. Ageing in 30% new oak. 20,000 bottle production.

90 / 100

Robert Parker

The 2021 La Chenade, from vineyards in Lalande de Pomerol that were saved from the frost, offers up rich aromas of berries and plums mingled with loamy soil and spices. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and seamless, it's built around powdery tannins and lively acids.