2022 La Chenade Lalande de Pomerol En Primeur

93 Points James Suckling
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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2025. A staff and customer favourite, La Chenade is a flowing and juicy Bordeaux for a modest price. Mostly Merlot from sandier soils, it offers bright red fruit aromatics with a Cabernet Franc background of darker fruit and structure. Its Lalande-de-Pomerol location is only a kilometre from its famous Pomerol parent estate, Chateau L’Eglise Clinet, from which it gets second-fill barrels. Offering pleasure with pedigree, La Chenade will be perfect to decant on arrival or lay down a while longer. Worth collecting at this low price! Unlike other retailers (who charge a second payment on arrival), our En Primeur prices are the total and final landed cost, including GST. With the changing economic situation and foreign exchange risk, we do this to ensure you have complete certainty over what you will pay..

$55.00 per bottle


100% Merlot

Its Origins

La Chenade is produced by Chateau Les Cruzelles in Lalande-de-Pomerol, which is owned by Denis Durantou - better known for his famous Pomerol estate, Chateau L’Eglise Clinet. Located in the commune of Neac, the Lez Cruzelles vineyards are only about 1 kilometer from Chateau L’Eglise Clinet - in fact, they are so close you can see Les Cruzelles from L'Eglise. The 10 hectares of Les Cruzelles are planted to 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. This could be the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc in the appellation. The terroir is clay and gravel soil. The majority of the blend for Chateau Les Cruzelles is usually taken up by Merlot. For the vinification of Les Cruzelles, the wine is fermented in tank and is aged in 50%, new, French oak barrels. There is a second wine, Chateau La Chenade, which is aged in an average of 25% new, French oak barrels. Chateau La Chenade is produced from the estates young vines and includes more Cabernet Franc in the blend.

What The Critics Say

92-93/100 James Suckling

"A focused and polished red with berry, chocolate and walnut character. Medium body. Focused center palate and a fresh finish. Coffee-bean and ripe-seed character. Vivid."

91-93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2022 Château La Chenade is a step up over the Saintayme at this point and should be terrific. Black cherries, mulberries, chocolate, and spicy, floral notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with beautiful tannins and outstanding length."

91-93/100 The Wine Independent, Lisa Perroti Brown

"La Chenade 2022 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and has a deep garnet-purple color. It zips out of the glass with ready-to-go notes of juicy black and red plums, boysenberries, and Indian spices, followed by hints of charcoal, iron ore, and dusty soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is plump and juicy, delivering impressive freshness and a soft texture, finishing long and lifted."

Variety Merlot
Region Bordeaux
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2025 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with GAME



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