Red, For laying down

2012 Ch. les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol

2012 Ch. les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol

Red | For laying down | Ch. les Cruzelles | Code: 19646 | 2012 | France > Bordeaux > Lalande-de-Pomerol | Cab.Sauvignon Blend | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 14.0 % alcohol

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Bottle 6 x 75cl1cs

£169.00
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Scores and Reviews

DECANTER

15.5/20

JANCIS

16/20

PARKER

90-92/100

WS

89-92/100

DECANTER - Dark fruit nose. Ripe and gourmand on the palate. Supple and approachable.
James Lawther MW, Decanter, April 2013

JANCIS - 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, on clay and gravel. Less aromatic on the nose than the Chenade and the oak more evident. A little short of flesh in the middle but it has been made in a way that balances this so it is fresh and not astringent, the dark fruit brought out on the finish, which is longer than La Chenade.
Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, 29 Apr 2013

PARKER - Aromas of chocolate, melted caramel, toffee and black cherry jam emerge from this sexy, full-bodied, lush wine. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.

Given what proprietor Denis Durantou accomplished at his flagship estate of l’Eglise Clinet, it is not surprising that his Lalande de Pomerol is another brilliant wine as well as a major sleeper of the vintage. Harvested between September 21 and October 1, the 2012 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 2013

WS - A high-toned style, with pure violet, red currant and pomegranate notes, featuring a sleek, iron-tinged finish. Fresh and focused.
James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, April 8 2013

The Producer

Ch. les Cruzelles

Ch. les Cruzelles

The Grape

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

The Region

Lalande-de-Pomerol

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