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2022 La Chenade En Primeur

Released this morning, there is so much to say about the Durantou wines, Montlandrie, Saintayme, Les Cruzelles and La Chenade, but the critics' outstanding notes and reviews speak for them.  Any doubts about Denis Durantou's legacy are dispelled and it is clear that Noémie Durantou is a talented and brilliant winemaker, putting her own stamp on her family's petits châteaux. 

We tasted the new vintage with Noémie and her sister Constance, who both have an understated intensity about them, echoed in the wines. 

Just one kilometre away from the Durantou's flagship Pomerol micro-château L'Eglise Clinet, their Lalande-de-Pomerol estate Les Cruzelles is also responsible for La Chenade, the second wine from this property.  La Chenade, (£185 per dozen), could almost be drunk now, with a rounded, plump mouthfeel and dark coffee-style intensity on the palate.   

Read more about the Durantous' story and legacy below, or simply email us to place your order.  These are ideal wines to own in magnums as well as bottles, so do consider the larger formats!

Offered en primeur, landing spring 2025.

Magnums available with £15 ex-VAT bottling surcharge, please enquire re other formats.


La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol

Producer Profile

La Chenade, Lalande de Pomerol

La Chenade is effectively the second wine of Château Les Cruzelles, an estate in Lalande de Pomerol which was bought in 2000 by the late Denis Durantou, owner of L'Eglise Clinet in Pomerol.  He bought the 10.5-hectare vineyard having noticed the similarity with the terroir at L'Eglise Clinet, which is only 1km away.

Durantou passed away in 2020 and the wines are now made by his daughters. The fruit for Les Cruzelles is grown on soils with a higher clay content than La Chenade, with slightly more Merlot in the blend, giving darker, more intense wines.  


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