2015 Les Cruzelles



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£180.00
£92.00

Average critic rating : 91.07 points

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89-92

The 2015 Lés Cruzelles is terrific. Bright, focused and also generous in the glass, the 2015 balances aromatic intensity with textural richness. Dark red cherry, violet, lavender, mint and wild flowers are all beautifully delineated throughout. There is a sense of energy here that is impossible to miss, while the finish is equally memorable. Lés Cruzelles is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc planted on gravel/clay soils. Harvest took place between September 15 and October 6. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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91-93

The 2015 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on gravel/clayey soil, picked from September 15-22 and October 6 respectively, then matured in 45% new oak. The new wood is seamlessly integrated into this Lalande-de-Pomerol, more broody and introspective than the La Chenade at the moment, but very well defined. The palate is beautifully proportioned with crisp tannin, a fine line of acidity, somehow gentle and understated on the finish, but very long in the mouth. Yet another ridiculously fine wine to load up on, courtesy of Denis Durantou. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2018-2035

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92-93

This is so on it with velvety tannins and rich fruit. So much fun to taste. Generous and exotic. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

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90-93

Silky and caressing in feel, with gentle rooibos tea, blood orange and raspberry notes that move gracefully, gaining depth through the finish. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

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16

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 45% new oak. Crimson. Scented and compact nose. Savoury and supple. Very fine for a Lalande-de-Pomerol. Maybe flattering because it went into barrel before Chenade. GV? Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2020-2026

90

90

Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc from clay-gravel soils. As consistent as ever this year. Spicy, dark fruit nose which continues on the palate. Super grain of tannin and mid-palate depth. Length and freshness on the finish. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2020-2028

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92

Grown on a mixture of gravel and clay soils, this is often one of the bargains of the vintage. This is leafy, floral and complex with plummy plushness, fine tannins and deftly integrated oak. Very easy to drink. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028



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