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Chateau La Prade 2021
Château: Chateau La Prade 2021

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James Suckling 92/100

A vibrant, medium-bodied red with plenty of finesse and bright red and purple berries. Silky yet firm and precise tannins. All about freshness. Limestone comes through here. 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc.

Wine Advocate 89/100

Harvested in the second half of October, the 2021 La Prade offers up aromas of raspberries, plums, dark chocolate and spices, followed by a medium-bodied, pure and lively palate that's fine-boned and mineral. This estate on the plateau belongs to Nicolas Thienpont. William Kelley

Vinous 90/100

The 2021 La Prade comes from Nicolas Thienpont's vineyard where some Merlot has been regrafted with Cabernet Franc (there is 25% in this blend). It offers a lively black cherry and blueberry scented nose, not complex but nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins that frame straightforward, slightly savoury black fruit, hints of cracked black pepper and sage. It doesn't quite fan out on the finish as I think a more benevolent vintage might show, though it is well-crafted and should drink well for 10-12 years. Neal Martin