2011 Le Crock



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£151.00

Average critic rating : 87.9 points

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88

Another potential sleeper of the vintage from the Cuvelier family (owners of Leoville Poyferre), the 2011 Le Crock is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Possessing more texture, flesh and succulence than many St.-Estephes, this wine reveals a dark ruby color, a mulberry and black cherry-scented nose, medium body and atypically fine finish for a 2011. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

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85-87

This blend represents only 41% of the crop because of the hail damage of 1st September. Harvested between the 7th and the 27th September, the Le Crock 2011 is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 17% Petit Verdot. It has a soft, rounded bouquet with blackberry, wild hedgerow and gravel, perhaps missing a little tension and fruit concentration. The palate is driven by the fleshy, voluptuous Merlot that lends it good depth and roundness. This will be a forward Le Crock as it is missing some backbone, but it is well made nonetheless. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

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The wine shows good fruit with bright tangy acidity and dark fruits. Medium body, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. A little one dimensional. jamessuckling.com

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87-90

Juicy, fresh style, with damson plum and crushed blueberry notes backed by light spice shadings and a hint of anise. Slightly taut acidity underneath it all. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

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89-90

A blend of 4% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 17% Petit Verdot set a record for the estate for the inclusion of Petit Verdot. On average, the blend contains closer to 5%. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. This is due to the September hail storm that slammed into Le Crock damaging a large portion of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot found in the vineyard. Deep in color with a spicy, earth and red berry-dominated nose, the wine is tannic, fresh, ripe and strong, ending with sweet, round cassis. theWineCellarInsider.com



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