2009 Les Cruzelles



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£260.00

Average critic rating : 90.8 points

90-93

90-93

A brilliant effort from proprietor Denis Durantou, this wine (80% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon) hit 14.5% natural alcohol. Rich mocha and black cherry notes are followed by a powerful, lavishly rich, almost extravagant style of wine that is almost atypical for Lalande de Pomerol, yet the purity, richness, and density are all there. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (Tasted two times.)

90-92

90-92

Picked between 15th and 28th September, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this has a ripe, quite rounded nose with red-berried fruit, a hint of apricot and mulberry with moderate definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, sturdy tannins, great depth of flavour with blackberry, cassis, a touch of spice and in the background a hint of something more exotic: yellow plum and apricot. Mouth-filling, quite extroverted towards the finish. Very fine.

92

92

Very chewy for this appellation, with lots of tannins. Character of ripe fruit and toasted oak. It all comes together. Full and juicy on the palate. Try after 2015. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

90-93

90-93

Blueberry and loads of darks fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Juicy finish

15.5

15.5

Very rich and broad and opulent. Very hot and exaggerated. Rather rustic. Concentrated. Awkward.



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Les Cruzelles 2009
+£83.67     (+46.22%) Latest price:  £264.67
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