Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château La Chenade, LALANDE DE POMEROL
$32.20 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Sit back and enjoy the life and sap through this wine, with earthy wild blackberry notes that I really enjoy. No need to wait too long, enjoyably sculpted if a little concentrated in its tannic sign-off. La Chenade contains a fairly high amount of young vines, which meant it was more affected than Les Cruzelles by the dry summer, but it has been exceptionally well handled. 91 Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine.
This is very creamy and polished with attractive blackcurrant and bitter citrus character. Medium-bodied, polished and lovely. 91-92 James Suckling.
The 2020 La Chenade is clean and precise on the nose, offering a mixture of red and black fruit, plus hints of licorice and light minty scents loitering in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, veering more toward black fruit. An underlying salinity then encourages the saliva to flow on the finish. This is a beautiful Lalande de Pomerol – elegance personified. 91-93 Neal Martin, Vinous.