This is another cru of the well-known Denis Durantou, also owner of Ch. L’Eglise Clinet at Pomerol. He also makes another Lalande Pomerol (see Ch. Les Cruzelles) that comes from a clay-gravel soil and has more power, volume and structure. La Chenade’s assembly has a bit more cabernet franc because the terroir consists of more gravel and sand. The result is a fine, elegant wine that ripens for 30% on new oak barrels to keep the splendid fruits.
Do also read the comments on his other wines (Ch. Les Cruzelles - Lalande Pomerol, Ch. Montlandrie - Castillon, La Petite Eglise - Pomerol en Ch. l'Eglise Clinet - Pomerol, Saintem - Saint Emilion).