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%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    A vintage where the gap between Cruzelles and La Chenade is wide, and even on the nose it is clear that there are more depths and density to this wine. Love the texture, the depth of raspberry and damson fruits, shot through with black tea, sage and fennel. This is really a brilliant Cruzelles, 55% new oak. Harvest September 1 to 18. 42hl/h yield. Noëmie Durantou winemaker.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    91-93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Les Cruzelles is the same blend as last year. Though it includes fruit that went into La Chenade in 2022, the volume of Merlot was higher, so it remains 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. When Noemie Durantou tasted through the tanks, she found it easy to pick out the wines from Les Cruzelles. Harvested between September 11 and 18 and matured in 52% new oak, this has a delineated and focused bouquet. A hint of incense infuses the black fruit, while a subtle citric element tucks in underneath. The palate is wonderful, certainly more complex and mineral-driven than the La Chenade, possessing gentle grip and perfectly pitched acidity. it fans out with chutzpah on the peppery finish. Excellent.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

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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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