Ripe, plummy, dense and silky. Plenty of mid palate power and weight but refreshing and really well delineated. The soils at Les Cruzelles are dominated by clay (as opposed to the sand and gravel at La Chenade) and are very much like those on the Pomerol plateau. This is very evident in the wine which is positively Pomerol-esque. Given that this is a fraction of the cost of comparable examples from Pomerol this is one to snap up!
The region produces Merlot-dominated wines which can offer great value similar in style to the wines of Pomerol but with less concentration. The soils are gravely and well-drained.