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%
    89-91/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Les Cruzelles 2022 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and it has a deep garnet-purple color. It requires a little swirling to unlock notes of licorice, tilled soil, and Sichuan pepper, over a core of plum preserves, baked blackberries, and raspberry leaves. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft, elegantly styled, and graceful, with just enough fruit and a savory finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    92-94/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Les Cruzelles was picked between 1 and 12 September and matured in 50% new oak. This has plenty of fruité on the nose: small red cherries, redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, a touch of cedar in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful definition and mineralité, dark fruit, hints of black tea and spices, really harmonious and sappy on the finish. Possibly the best Les Cruzelles that I have tasted at this stage and sure to be an unbeatable value-for-money.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023

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    country:
    France
    region:
    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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