CHATEAU CROIX DE LABRIE - Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux - France

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BO252
Vintage: 2017

CHATEAU CROIX DE LABRIE - Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux - France

Deep and intense, with amazing 100 years old Cabernet Sauvignon blended at 5% only (3 barrels) and 95% Merlot. Very sexy and lot of floral notes with hint of blackcurrant, cherries and spices. The palate is fresh and very elegant. The silky tannins make the palate round, plummy and very attractive. Some mineral notes with some black cherries flavours, very rich and dense, but with a very long finish.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Product Description

Description

Deep and intense, with amazing 100 years old Cabernet Sauvignon blended at 5% only (3 barrels) and 95% Merlot. Very sexy and lot of floral notes with hint of blackcurrant, cherries and spices. The palate is fresh and very elegant. The silky tannins make the palate round, plummy and very attractive. Some mineral notes with some black cherries flavours, very rich and dense, but with a very long finish. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2017
Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Axelle and Pierre Courdurie
Producer Chateau Croix de Labrie
Average age of vines Average 45 years old
Production method 34hl/ha
Harvest method The fruit is picked by hand and carried in wooden crates. Pickers go down each row several times. The fruit is manipulated using gravity only and is vinified in small tanks. Temperatures are fully controlled
Fermentation & maceration Cold Maceration at low temperature, at about 3°C, during 4 days. The fruit is vinified plot by plot. Different temperature levels are adhered to, but never higher than 26°C. The cap is punched down manually.
Aging Ageing in new barrels for at least 18 months
Mouth Attribute Floral, Long Finish, Powerful, Rich, Smokey
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Floral, Spices
SKU BO252

Vineyard Info

"The Sexiest wine from Bordeaux" Robert Parker "The Last True garage wine from Bordeaux" James Suckling

Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru which inevitably think of Burgundy and its mosaic of plots and producers. 3,5ha vineyards located down the slopes of Pavie and on the top of the plateau in Saint-Christophe des Bardes. The soils are made of clay and chalk, asteries limestones, and some iron sand.

We pay particular attention to the vine in order to express the maximum of the terroir. The vineyard is handled by Axelle Courdurié, as a small diamond, from pruning to the harvest, the vinification and ageing with the guidance of the team of Michel Rolland. Very mindful of detail, accuracy Axelle brings her feminine sensitivity to all our wines from Croix de Labrie.

Description

Deep and intense, with amazing 100 years old Cabernet Sauvignon blended at 5% only (3 barrels) and 95% Merlot. Very sexy and lot of floral notes with hint of blackcurrant, cherries and spices. The palate is fresh and very elegant. The silky tannins make the palate round, plummy and very attractive. Some mineral notes with some black cherries flavours, very rich and dense, but with a very long finish. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2017
Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Axelle and Pierre Courdurie
Producer Chateau Croix de Labrie
Average age of vines Average 45 years old
Production method 34hl/ha
Harvest method The fruit is picked by hand and carried in wooden crates. Pickers go down each row several times. The fruit is manipulated using gravity only and is vinified in small tanks. Temperatures are fully controlled
Fermentation & maceration Cold Maceration at low temperature, at about 3°C, during 4 days. The fruit is vinified plot by plot. Different temperature levels are adhered to, but never higher than 26°C. The cap is punched down manually.
Aging Ageing in new barrels for at least 18 months
Mouth Attribute Floral, Long Finish, Powerful, Rich, Smokey
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Floral, Spices
SKU BO252

"The Sexiest wine from Bordeaux" Robert Parker "The Last True garage wine from Bordeaux" James Suckling

Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru which inevitably think of Burgundy and its mosaic of plots and producers. 3,5ha vineyards located down the slopes of Pavie and on the top of the plateau in Saint-Christophe des Bardes. The soils are made of clay and chalk, asteries limestones, and some iron sand.

We pay particular attention to the vine in order to express the maximum of the terroir. The vineyard is handled by Axelle Courdurié, as a small diamond, from pruning to the harvest, the vinification and ageing with the guidance of the team of Michel Rolland. Very mindful of detail, accuracy Axelle brings her feminine sensitivity to all our wines from Croix de Labrie.