La Chenade 2014
More often than not the very best value wines in Bordeaux are from the magical ‘satellite’ estates owned and managed by Denis Durantou, all-round winemaking genius and owner of the Pomerol legend L’Eglise Clinet.
Denis has proven himself once again to be the master both in vineyard and winery: he always knows exactly when to pick, and he is the king of tannin management – his wines always boast the perfect balance of structure and finesse, generosity and ageability. As Neal Martin puts it: ‘Given the market prices for this Lalande-de-Pomerol, Denis Durantou's 2014 comes highly recommended.’
Denis also boasts vines in Lalande de Pomerol, produicing two wines: Les Cruzelles and La Chenade. La Chenade is surprisingly Burgundian in style, with really pretty, spiced fruit – perfect to drink from now for the next ten years.