La Chenade 2011

RegionBordeaux
SubregionLalande Pomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Bordeaux2011La Chenade BT20110.00cs90/92 NMAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The La Chenade is a blend of 80% Merlot picked between 9th and 16th September and 20% picked on 19th September aged in 30% new oak. The nose is very fresh with a Burgundy-like purity and effervescence. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a lovely core of sweet red fruit laced with new oak, leading to a dark chocolate tinged finish. This is a top class La Chenade that could be as fine as the 2010. Another great wine courtesy of Denis Durantou. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 90/92Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

The black cherry that dominates the nose is quite rich and the palate starts with some sweet black plum. The fleshiness on the mid palate is refreshed by bilberry giving a slightly lighter feel on the finish.

Score: 88/90Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

When the Right Bank got it right in 2011, even in less famous appellations, it really got it right, especially with Denis Durantou as winemaker. Violets and rose petals on the nose, this outstanding Lalande de Pomerol is beautifully balanced on the palate, with plush tannins, lovely oak integration and the concentration to age. 8+ years.

Score: 94Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Made by the brilliant Denis Durantou of Chateau L'Eglise Clinet. Most of the fruit is sourced from a section of the Les Cruzelles vineyard with gravel soil. There are no longer any bought-in grapes used. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 30% new oak. A consistent, reliable wine, always well made and always great value for money. 1300 cases produced. What a gorgeous nose! This smells like Tertre Roteboeuf. The palate is full of plums and plush layers of ripe black fruit intermingled with leather and cream. This has rather extraordinary and unexpected richness and complexity for a wine at this price. We were all rather stunned at just how good it is this year. Absolutely delicious.

Score: 15.5Farr Vintners, March 2012

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