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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Les Cruzelles

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Lalande de Pomerol

Grape Type:

Merlot

Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol, 2016

Tasting Note:

Denis Durantou's 'entry level' wines, that is to say the wines not produced at his flagship Pomerol estate, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet are always rank amongst our 'best value' buys. Saintayme, Chenade, Cruzelles and Montlandrie offer excellent value for money, but the 2016s are perhaps the finest range we have seen to date. Cruzelles hails from the clay dominated plots at Denis' Lalande de Pomerol estate. The blend is a classic 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It is quite staggering how different this is to La Chenade. This is brooding and darker with an intense mulberry core interspersed with bright starry berries. This is plush and sexy with a seamlessness to the fruit that is impressive and seductive, however, it lacks the energy and charm of La Chenade. If you like tension and verve take the Chenade, if you like big and impressive, go with the Cruzelles.

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