CHÂTEAU CROIX DE LABRIE - Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux - France (Magnum)

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BO252M-19
Vintage: 2019

On limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. A blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep, brilliant and purple color. Nose with notes of black fruits, truffle, delicately woody. Very fine on the attack, melting, aromatic, very balanced, the wine evolves powerful, fleshy and straight, fresh, superb roundness in the mouth, great length with a raspberry taste. "It's superb with an expression unique to Saint-Emilion where the velvetiness is combined with a joyful and very sapid energy" A wine for laying down. Peak 2025-2050.

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On limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. A blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep, brilliant and purple color. Nose with notes of black fruits, truffle, delicately woody. Very fine on the attack, melting, aromatic, very balanced, the wine evolves powerful, fleshy and straight, fresh, superb roundness in the mouth, great length with a raspberry taste. "It's superb with an expression unique to Saint-Emilion where the velvetiness is combined with a joyful and very sapid energy" A wine for laying down. Peak 2025-2050.

Accolades

Critique Review

“This is really special and intense, showing incredible energy and brightness with perfumes that just jump out. Full body and incredible length. Changes all the time. So complex. Notes of iron, too. Love this. 97% merlot with cabernet sauvignon.”

98 pts, James Suckling

 

“This rising superstar estate in Saint-Émilion has produced another brilliant wine in 2019. Based largely on Merlot brought up in new French oak, it reveals a dense purple hue as well as a powerful bouquet of black raspberry and cassis interwoven with plenty of graphite, candied violets, cedary spice, and chocolatey oak. This powerful, full-bodied Saint-Émilion stays beautifully balanced and has building tannins, a vibrant spine of acidity, and classic minerality on the finish. It's already hard to resist given the purity of fruit and silky tannins, but it's going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more. ”

97 pts, Jeb Dunnuck

 

“Composed of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon with a potential of 14.5% alcohol and aging in 100% new French oak barrels, the 2019 Croix de Labrie has a very deep purpleblack color. The nose opens with some very classy cedary notes, giving way to a profound core of baked plums, blackberry preserves and blueberry pie with touches of licorice, chargrilled meats, mocha and eucalyptus with a waft of red roses. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate has wonderful vibrancy for its weight, with a solid backbone of plush, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. This chateau has been on a roll recently — I am more and more impressed every year. ”

95 pts, Wine Advocate
 

 

“The 2019 Croix de Labrie offers upfront black cherries, blackcurrant and cedar aromas on the nose, quite intense but well defined. The oak here is neatly assimilated. The palate is vibrant on the entry with layers of creamy black and blue fruit, silky smooth in texture with a modicum of restraint on the finish. It's one of the best wines that I have tasted from this SaintÉmilion Grand Cru in recent years."

94 pts, Vinous

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Product Type Red Wine
Vintage 2019
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 1500
Winemakers Axelle and Pierre Courdurie
Producer Axelle & Pierre Courdurié
Average age of vines 51 years with some 100 years old Cabernet Sauvignon
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, 20% fermented in 500 liters barrels and the rest in small vats. Handpushing, low temperature fermentation.
Aging Ageing in new barrels for at least 18 months
Alcohol 14.5%
Density 7000
SKU BO252M-19

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On limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. A blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep, brilliant and purple color. Nose with notes of black fruits, truffle, delicately woody. Very fine on the attack, melting, aromatic, very balanced, the wine evolves powerful, fleshy and straight, fresh, superb roundness in the mouth, great length with a raspberry taste. "It's superb with an expression unique to Saint-Emilion where the velvetiness is combined with a joyful and very sapid energy" A wine for laying down. Peak 2025-2050.

Critique Review

“This is really special and intense, showing incredible energy and brightness with perfumes that just jump out. Full body and incredible length. Changes all the time. So complex. Notes of iron, too. Love this. 97% merlot with cabernet sauvignon.”

98 pts, James Suckling

 

“This rising superstar estate in Saint-Émilion has produced another brilliant wine in 2019. Based largely on Merlot brought up in new French oak, it reveals a dense purple hue as well as a powerful bouquet of black raspberry and cassis interwoven with plenty of graphite, candied violets, cedary spice, and chocolatey oak. This powerful, full-bodied Saint-Émilion stays beautifully balanced and has building tannins, a vibrant spine of acidity, and classic minerality on the finish. It's already hard to resist given the purity of fruit and silky tannins, but it's going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more. ”

97 pts, Jeb Dunnuck

 

“Composed of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon with a potential of 14.5% alcohol and aging in 100% new French oak barrels, the 2019 Croix de Labrie has a very deep purpleblack color. The nose opens with some very classy cedary notes, giving way to a profound core of baked plums, blackberry preserves and blueberry pie with touches of licorice, chargrilled meats, mocha and eucalyptus with a waft of red roses. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate has wonderful vibrancy for its weight, with a solid backbone of plush, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. This chateau has been on a roll recently — I am more and more impressed every year. ”

95 pts, Wine Advocate
 

 

“The 2019 Croix de Labrie offers upfront black cherries, blackcurrant and cedar aromas on the nose, quite intense but well defined. The oak here is neatly assimilated. The palate is vibrant on the entry with layers of creamy black and blue fruit, silky smooth in texture with a modicum of restraint on the finish. It's one of the best wines that I have tasted from this SaintÉmilion Grand Cru in recent years."

94 pts, Vinous
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Vintage 2019
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 1500
Winemakers Axelle and Pierre Courdurie
Producer Axelle & Pierre Courdurié
Average age of vines 51 years with some 100 years old Cabernet Sauvignon
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, 20% fermented in 500 liters barrels and the rest in small vats. Handpushing, low temperature fermentation.
Aging Ageing in new barrels for at least 18 months
Alcohol 14.5%
Density 7000
SKU BO252M-19
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