92 Points - Neal Martin
The 2016 La Chenade, the Lalande de Pomerol from Denis Durantou, was bottled at the end of May 2018. It has a beautiful, well-defined bouquet that offers charming scents of wild strawberry, red currant and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with an almost Burgundian tannin profile. This La Chenade is silky in texture and perfectly balanced, revealing palpable mineralité at its core. A stupendous wine from Durantou that oozes class and will give at least a decade’s worth of drinking pleasure.
92 Points - James Suckling
This is very rich on the nose with so much merlot character. Plums and dried fruit. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Soft and juicy. Drink now or hold.