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91-93 NEAL MARTIN: "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."
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2020 La Chenade is fleshy and succulent right out of the gate. Sweet red cherry, red plum, spice, mint and sweet pipe tobacco lend quite a bit of aromatic presence to this super-expressive Lalande de Pomerol from the Durantou family. As always, La Chenade is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with the Franc especially marked in this vintage in the wine´s aromatics and structural feel. A few years in the bottle will be essential."
92-94 JEB DUNNUCK: "I absolutely loved the 2020 Château La Chenade, and this beautiful, layered, rich, yet fresh Lalande de Pomerol does everything right. Giving up terrific aromatics of ripe back cherries, cassis, tobacco, and lead pencil, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a round, supple texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. I just hope it shows this well from bottle!"