Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol
    Château Les Cruzelles

    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol,

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    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol, 2015
    ABV:
    14.5%
    94/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    More power and generosity than La Chenade, a clear difference in the vintage, with beautifully sculpted bitter almond and frangipane, tobacco, liqourice and black cherry. This is a Lalande-de-Pomerol with true character, starts off pretty austere and then widens through the mid palate and delivers creamy blue fruit. 50% new oak, harvest September 10 to 16. 3.72ph, 38hl/ha yield. Noemie Durantou winemaker alongside Olivier Gautrat.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    91/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Les Cruzelles is deep garnet-purple in color. It bursts with notes of plum preserves, blueberry pie, and blackberry preserves with suggestions of Chinese five spice and chocolate box. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a sold backbone of firm, grainy tannins with bright acidity and vibrant fruit, finishing with a skip in its step.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023
    92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Les Cruzelles has dispensed with some of its ostentation that I commented upon from barrel. This has become more "serious" with dark cherries, cassis and light violet scents. The menthol element has ebbed away during its time in barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. Wonderful purity, sleek and intense with veins of blue fruit towards the very satisfying and silky smooth finish. This has upped its game and represents one of the finest Les Cruzelles in recent years.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

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    France
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    Bordeaux
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    Château Les Cruzelles

    Château Les Cruzelles

    This is superstar wine-maker, Denis Durantou’s flagship estate in Lalande de Pomerol. The Cruzelles vineyards have more clay than those of La Chenade and the wines tends to be a more brooding and serious. There is a slightly higher proportion of Merlot in the blend (than La Chenade) and Denis utilises a little more new oak during elevage. As you’d expect from the L’Eglise Clinet team, the wines are polished, exuberant and fruit filled and always represent tremendous value for money.

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