Chateau de Chambrun Lalande de Pomerol, Complete Guide

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Learn everything about Chateau de Chambrun Lalande de Pomerol with wine tasting notes, wine, and food pairing tips, best vintages, a history of the property, information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau de Chambrun History, Overview

Chateau de Chambrun dates to the mid 1800’s. At the time, the wines were sold as being from Clos de Chambrun. The estate was purchased by Jean-Philippe Janoueix in 1994.

Jean-Philippe Janoueix is known for owning several estates in Pomerol and St. Emilion. It was Jean-Philippe Janoueix who decided to change the name of the estate to Chateau de Chambrun.

Silvio Denz, who owns several high-profile estates in Saint Emilion, including Chateau Faugeres and Peby Faugeres, became the owner of Chateau de Chambrun in 2007, after purchasing the vineyards from Janoueix.

Following the purchase of Chateau de Chambrun in 2007, Silvio Denz continued buying additional parcels increasing the vineyards. In 2015 the estate was sold to Patrick Javanaud and Sylvie Javanaud.

Chateau de Chambrun Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 33.3-hectare vineyard of Chateau de Chambrun is planted to 60% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Although you also find a bit of Malbec planted here as well. The vineyard has a terroir of clay, gravel, and limestone soils, which is typical of some of the better vineyards found in that part of the Right Bank.

Located in the Neac sector of Lalande de Pomerol, not far from Pomerol, the vines average 25 years of age. The vineyard can be divided into 53 separate parcels which is planted to a vine density of 6,500 vines per hectare. The vineyard is farmed using only sustainable viticulture techniques.

The vinification for the main wine of Chateau de Chambrun takes place a combination of 40 hectoliter French, oak vats and small, French barrels. The wine is aged in 75% new, French oak barrels today 15 months before bottling.

Two wines are produced at the Lalande de Pomerol estate of Chateau de Chambrun. Aside from their regular wine, they also produce a special, high-end Cuvee from their best parcels, Chateau Chambrun Le Bourg.

This specific parcel of vines is only .7 hectares. The vines in this low-yielding section of the vineyard are more than 50 years of age. Chateau de Chambrun Le Bourg manages to produce an average of only 175 cases per vintage and is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for an average of 15 months, depending on the strength and character of the vintage. Michel Rolland is the consultant.

The best vintages of Chateau Chambrun are: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2005.

When to Drink Chateau Chambrun, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Chambrun is better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour or so if desired. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Chambrun offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau de Chambrun with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau de Chambrun is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau de Chambrun is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Chambrun is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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Château de Chambrun Wine Tasting Notes

19 Vintages 38,266 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2023
90
Rich, lush, soft, round, and focused on its dark cherries, black plum, and crushed stone character. The wine is fruity, and chalky on the palate, with an oaky edge to the finish, which if the wine becomes more integrated, this will score higher. Drink from 2027-2038. 89-91 Pts.

Rich, lush, soft, round, and focused on its dark cherries, black plum, and crushed stone character. The wine is fruity, and chalky on the palate, with an oaky edge to the finish, which if the wine becomes more integrated, this will score higher. Drink from 2027-2038. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
92
Plummy, floral and fruity, the wine is loaded with chocolate-coated plums, black cherries and black raspberries in the mid-palate and in the lush, creamy finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Plummy, floral and fruity, the wine is loaded with chocolate-coated plums, black cherries and black raspberries in the mid-palate and in the lush, creamy finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
89
Flowers, mint and cherries are on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and lively, but also light, with a short, red pit fruit finish. This is going to be close to impossible to find, due to the fact that almost 90% of the crop was destroyed by frost. Drink from 2024-2033.

Flowers, mint and cherries are on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and lively, but also light, with a short, red pit fruit finish. This is going to be close to impossible to find, due to the fact that almost 90% of the crop was destroyed by frost. Drink from 2024-2033.

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Damage from the frost reduced the yields by close to 90%! What's left opens with black raspberries and espresso nuances. Medium-bodied, round, and forward, and starts off well but the finish is on the `firm side of the style range. Drink from 2023-2029. 87-89

Damage from the frost reduced the yields by close to 90%! What's left opens with black raspberries and espresso nuances. Medium-bodied, round, and forward, and starts off well but the finish is on the `firm side of the style range. Drink from 2023-2029. 87-89

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2020
91
Dark chocolate and even darker red, pit fruits with a strong floral backdrop show in the perfume. Soft, supple and creamy, with sweet, fresh, elegant, earthy, black cherries in the mid-palate that hang through to the silky finish. Drink from 2023-2040.

Dark chocolate and even darker red, pit fruits with a strong floral backdrop show in the perfume. Soft, supple and creamy, with sweet, fresh, elegant, earthy, black cherries in the mid-palate that hang through to the silky finish. Drink from 2023-2040.

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Flowers, wet earth, black raspberries and cherries open the nose with ease. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the wine is polished, sweet, elegant and creamy. Give this just a few years and it is going to be even better. 90-92 Pts

Flowers, wet earth, black raspberries and cherries open the nose with ease. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the wine is polished, sweet, elegant and creamy. Give this just a few years and it is going to be even better. 90-92 Pts

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2019
92
Flowers, roasted cherries, Asian spice and wet earth aromas get your attention. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, refined and already a pleasure to drink, finishing with loads of sweet, ripe, pure, fresh, polished plums. Drink from 2022-2032.

Flowers, roasted cherries, Asian spice and wet earth aromas get your attention. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, refined and already a pleasure to drink, finishing with loads of sweet, ripe, pure, fresh, polished plums. Drink from 2022-2032.

1,168 Views   Tasted
Soft, silky, fresh and medium-bodied, the wine serves up an elegant layer of ripe plums, dark chocolate and espresso, leaving with a refined, plummy finish. 90-92 Pts

Soft, silky, fresh and medium-bodied, the wine serves up an elegant layer of ripe plums, dark chocolate and espresso, leaving with a refined, plummy finish. 90-92 Pts

2,508 Views   Tasted
2018
90
Espresso, cocoa, mint, black cherry and touches of flowers hit our nose. Lushly textured with round, plummy fruits, give ut a few years to develop.

Espresso, cocoa, mint, black cherry and touches of flowers hit our nose. Lushly textured with round, plummy fruits, give ut a few years to develop.

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If you are looking for an early drinking, lush Pomerol look-alike, you found it. Ripe, juicy plums, plush textures and the right amount of chocolate and licorice to round everything out. 88-90 Pts

If you are looking for an early drinking, lush Pomerol look-alike, you found it. Ripe, juicy plums, plush textures and the right amount of chocolate and licorice to round everything out. 88-90 Pts

1,523 Views   Tasted
2017
87
Soft and fruity, medium bodied, forward, light and fresh with an earthy, cherry character, this is a wine you can enjoy on the young side.

Soft and fruity, medium bodied, forward, light and fresh with an earthy, cherry character, this is a wine you can enjoy on the young side.

1,413 Views   Tasted
2016
87
Medium bodied, soft and plummy with a forward personality but lacking in depth. Probably best to drink young.

Medium bodied, soft and plummy with a forward personality but lacking in depth. Probably best to drink young.

2,199 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Flowers, black raspberry, cherry, licorice and smoke open the nose. This medium bodied Pomerol look alike is soft, silky fresh and polished, The fruit feels great from start to finish with its smooth textures and sweetness in the finish.

Flowers, black raspberry, cherry, licorice and smoke open the nose. This medium bodied Pomerol look alike is soft, silky fresh and polished, The fruit feels great from start to finish with its smooth textures and sweetness in the finish.

1,717 Views   Tasted
2015
90
Smoke, licorice and mouthwatering plums with dusty tannins and a fresh, clean palate presence of cherries in the finish. 89 - 91 Pts

Smoke, licorice and mouthwatering plums with dusty tannins and a fresh, clean palate presence of cherries in the finish. 89 - 91 Pts

2,243 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Licorice, black cherry and earth with soft plumy notes and chocolate in a round finish. 89-90 Pts

Licorice, black cherry and earth with soft plumy notes and chocolate in a round finish. 89-90 Pts

2,437 Views   Tasted
2013
87
With smoke, fennel, coffee bean and black raspberry notes, the wine is light, clean and focused on the fresh, red cherry finish. 86-88 Pts

With smoke, fennel, coffee bean and black raspberry notes, the wine is light, clean and focused on the fresh, red cherry finish. 86-88 Pts

1,840 Views   Tasted
2012
89
Forward, with lots of licorice, cocoa, sweet black cherries and round textures, you can enjoy it young, or give it a few more years.

Forward, with lots of licorice, cocoa, sweet black cherries and round textures, you can enjoy it young, or give it a few more years.

1,498 Views   Tasted
2012
89
Medium bodied with fresh cherries, licorice and spice, the wine is soft, forward and should offer pleasure on release. 88-90 Pts

Medium bodied with fresh cherries, licorice and spice, the wine is soft, forward and should offer pleasure on release. 88-90 Pts

2,698 Views   Tasted
2011
91
2011 De Chambrun Le Bourg Lalande de Pomerol – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Chateau Faugeres and Lalique amongst his holdings, this Bordeaux wine comes from a tiny.7 hectare vineyard. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot from vines averaging 35 year of age. Aged in 100% new oak, the wine is filled with smoke, black cherry, earth and plum. Rich and fleshy, the wine finishes with ripe plums and chocolate. 90-92 Pts

2011 De Chambrun Le Bourg Lalande de Pomerol – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Chateau Faugeres and Lalique amongst his holdings, this Bordeaux wine comes from a tiny.7 hectare vineyard. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot from vines averaging 35 year of age. Aged in 100% new oak, the wine is filled with smoke, black cherry, earth and plum. Rich and fleshy, the wine finishes with ripe plums and chocolate. 90-92 Pts

1,843 Views   Tasted
2011
89
2011 De Chambrun Lalande de Pomerol From vineyards planted in quartz, gravel, clay and limestone. This blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc has an earthy black cherry and cocoa perfume with medium body and a red plum finish. 87-90 Pts

2011 De Chambrun Lalande de Pomerol From vineyards planted in quartz, gravel, clay and limestone. This blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc has an earthy black cherry and cocoa perfume with medium body and a red plum finish. 87-90 Pts

2,719 Views   Tasted
2010
92
De Chambrun Le Bourg – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Faugeres amongst his holdings produces this wine from a .7 hectare parcel of 35 year old vines planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Yields were impressively low at 19 hls/ha. The wine will be aged in 100% new oak. Deep purple colored with plum, licorice, floral and truffle aromas, the wine offers rich textures, round, sweet, plum and chocolate flavors and a long black and red fruit finish. 90-93 Pts

De Chambrun Le Bourg – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Faugeres amongst his holdings produces this wine from a .7 hectare parcel of 35 year old vines planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Yields were impressively low at 19 hls/ha. The wine will be aged in 100% new oak. Deep purple colored with plum, licorice, floral and truffle aromas, the wine offers rich textures, round, sweet, plum and chocolate flavors and a long black and red fruit finish. 90-93 Pts

2,230 Views   Tasted
2010
88
de Chambrun 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc are combined to produce a wine filled with licorice and plum, aromas. Suave, plush and easy to like, this medium bodied wine ends with a chocolate covered plum finish. This is a crowd pleasing Pomerol styled wine. 87-89 Pts

de Chambrun 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc are combined to produce a wine filled with licorice and plum, aromas. Suave, plush and easy to like, this medium bodied wine ends with a chocolate covered plum finish. This is a crowd pleasing Pomerol styled wine. 87-89 Pts

2,753 Views   Tasted
2009
91
Fully mature, the wine is lush, round, earthy and loaded with plums, espresso, dark cocoa and earthy nuances. There is no need to wait on this, as it is fully developed and ready to go.

Fully mature, the wine is lush, round, earthy and loaded with plums, espresso, dark cocoa and earthy nuances. There is no need to wait on this, as it is fully developed and ready to go.

1,953 Views   Tasted