HDH Wine

2018 La Chenade


$19.00 per Bottle


14 Bottles




"This is really delicious and fresh with lovely dark berries and purity at the same time. Medium body, fine tannins and a lovely finish." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 92-93

"The 2018 La Chenade is more backward and demands more coaxing than the Lés Cruzelles, reluctantly unfolding to reveal scents of blackberry, melted tar and violet petals, all very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannins, well-judged acidity, gentle grip and a slightly smoother but slightly less engaging finish than the Lés Cruzelles. Still, this is very fine." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/01/2021)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2022+

"This is produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet. The vineyard is in Lalande de Pomerol on gravel-based sandy soils. The 2018 La Chenade is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc with 30% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, the nose is slightly reticent and broody, offering notes of tar, chargrill and damp soil to begin, giving way to a core of fresh plums, black cherries and kirsch plus touches of bay leaves and iron ore. Medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and juicy with plenty of bright black fruit and a plush texture, finishing long and refreshing." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 90-92

"The 2018 La Chenade comes from gravel soils and was picked September 17-25 for the Merlot, September 25 for the Cabernet Franc, then matured in 30% new oak. It has a perfumed blueberry and black currant bouquet; touches of violet petals and orange peel come through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. There is a nice bite to Denis Durantou’s Lalande-de-Pomerol, and an attractive saline finish. Excellent." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 11/01/2019)

Rating: 90-92
Drink from: 2022+

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