This is a little thin, with berry and cedar character. Lean. Best from 2011 through 2015. 7,915 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009.
Tasted at Chateau Rauzan-Gassies. The 2006 Croizet Bages, a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, has a rather monotone nose that needs more personality and more expression of its terroir. It is slightly oxidized on the nose. The palate is sweet on the entry with slightly coarse tannin, abrasive in texture with a slightly acetic finish. The 2005 appears to be ageing better and I would drink this sooner rather than later. There is disappointing after the decent 2005 Croizet Bages. Tasted June 2015. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com
Herbaceous and vegetal, with a medium ruby color lightening to almost water at the edge, this wine is so mediocre that it is impossible to understand why this estate continues to muddle along producing wines of this ilk. Some notes of tea and diluted red currants are present, but little else. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 181.