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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Les Cruzelles

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Lalande de Pomerol

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol, 2020

6x75cl £107.50

5 cases Equiv. £17.92 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

This is the first vintage since the untimely death of Denis Durantou. His daughters, Noémie and Constance have taken the reins, ably assisted by Denis’ long standing collaborator Olivier Gautrat. Noémie sums up the vintage as “Green buds in February, constant rain in spring, the aridity of summer and a mid-September harvest: wines of freshness and brightness, like a dense and colorful garden, vivacity, fruits and flowers in the rain.” Her first full vintage in charge has been a huge success. Based on this showing, Cruzelles comea across as much more interesting than sister estate La Chenade. Sometimes this is very black fruited, but the 2020 appears to have more lift and elegance. Notes of fine herbs, juicy red berries and damsons mingle with minerals and stones. There’s plenty of fleshy fruit, lots of intensity and a surprisingly persistent finish of iodine-laced raspberries and kirsch. This feels more refined and natural than some Cruzelles.

"Stands out from La Chenade in the vintage, with its velvet texture and a more serious sculpted feel overall. Tobacco and liquorice notes besides black cherry and raspberry fruits, good tension, serious but with Lalande-de-Pomerol unfussy appeal. 3.72pH. A yield of 38hl/ha. Drinking Window 2023 - 2034" 94/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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