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Very distinguished. Mouth of an exceptional breed with an attack at once imposing and refined, dense and compact with a lot of depth and flavors that bring style to the palate. The tannins are rich and very refined, of a perfect maturity. Endless finale that reveals flavors, intensity and power. Exceptional wine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, good structure and a superb line of acidity.
This is one of the best wines I have tasted from Croix de Labrie. One-fifth of the crop is fermented in litrr barrels. It is It has a simple bouquet with pretty black fruit, touches of pressed flowers, just a hint of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with a light grip on the entry, tobacco-tinged black fruit. There is a good level of acidity here, quite structured but with a slightly abrupt finish. It should flesh out a little during its barrel maturation and it actually improved when I returned to the glass after 40 minutes. Colour right out to the rim. Intense but lively nose.
Very ripe and luscious but with energy. Great stuff!
Really very accomplished. Obviously very carefully made - essence of the appellation with dried but not drying fruit character and lots of luscious plumminess. Masses of tannin almost completely hidden by the dramatic but precise fruit.
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Very successful. Drink - Among the Top 5 in Saint - Emilion on wines tasted. Concentrated, powerful palate with sweet, lush fruit, bullish, creamy structure, very much tannin, lush, sweet aromatics, broad finish. A complex bouquet with notes of cherries, blueberry, liquorice and smoked bacon.
After airing, the wine presents peppery notes with a beautiful mineral touch of limestone.
Elegant, fruity and fresh in the mouth. A compact body but still creamy and balanced. Tannins appear slowly, there are thin and in symbiosis with the structure. The fruit is present within the delicate and persistent final. The plush, polished, supple textured wine blends freshness with juicy, ripe, soft fruits. We like the fleshy in the mouth and the spicy depth. A crooner style with a perfect freshness during the final. So enticing. Full-bodied with chewy and polished tannins, blackberries and eucalyptus and a light, menthol note to finish.
A rich yet touching wine. Try after It reveals notes of cassis, blackberry and small notes of crushed red berries associated with discreet hints of spices, cardamom, a very discreet hint of blueberry as well as very discreet hints of tonka bean and an imperceptible hint of Sichuan pepper. The palate is silky, well-balanced, very discretly tight, precise, elegant, chiseled, and offers a beautiful finesse delicacysubtletly, a beautiful finesse. Palate is delicious and gourmet with highly concentrated tannins having excellent creamy texture. Finish is extremely long with freshness, high quality tannins and perfect concentration.
This year, it is one of the 13 best wines from Saint Emilon! Solid black color. Wide, deep bouquet with enormous fullness, ripened fruit aromas, big sweetness with liqueuric head note in the nose and a fresh, crunchy red berry component, fine scents of wood in it, very intense smell. Widely spread on the palate, with a very natural mouth-feeling and full body, it bursts a deep chocolate-cherry structure, with fine acidity and good tension, as well as polished, long tannins.
Long, sweet back aroma with power and meaty richness, very spicy and potent. Despite its larhe volume and viscous texture, it is light-footed and elegant at the same time. An impressive, deep Croix de Labrie with feminine delicacy and gripping intense fruit driven flavours. This is very nicely done. Croix de Labrie emerges from a 3. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin, quite modern in style but with a very attractive silky texture, and retaining sufficient freshness and brightness on the seductive black cherry and kirsch finish.
Give it years in ottle, if you can resist. With medium to full-bodied depth and richness on the palate, ripe tannin, and a great id-palate, it needs years of bottle age to integrate its oak and gain complexity, and will keep for upwards of two decades. There is good depth to the plummy red fruit flavors but the alcohol is slightly out of balance and the contours need more polish. Still, there appears to be good underlying potential.
Silky in nature with the structure to evolve, this is a very nice vintage for Croix de Labrie. The mouth is big, rich and voluptuous with some chew to the tannins and plenty of freshness to lift the weighty finish. Voluptuous, full-bodied and silky smooth, with no aggressiveness, the tannins seem to melt on the palate, while the finish is long, supple and extravagant.
Drink it over the next decade. Full and very velvety textured. Great ripe tannins. Very polished and textured. Made from only one hectare. Pure Merlot. Since , this wine has displayed one of the loveliest mouthfeels in Saint-Emilion. Outstanding dark colour and a pure nose of ripe fruit. But the real difference is on the palate, where it combines a smooth taste with a big build, classy texture, gusto and fine tannins. The whole is elegantly creamy and delicately fragrant with no sharpness.
Its long and attractive.
Especially intense enjoyment factor. Purple with garnet reflections. Juvenile bouquet revealing notes of cocoa beans, liquorice, black fruits such as blueberries and prunes. At aeration the nose gains in character and precision. I note notes of chalk and mint.
At the palace, the body has size and race. This Croix de Labrie is endowed with a lively tension which gives it crunchy and which supports well the fruit at the end of mouth. The tannins are perfectly coated and reveal themselves slowly. Mineral notes at the end of the mouth, persistent finish. A very nice success with excellent". Sweet and polished with some oak in evidence. Very sweet start and just not over the top. Well bought!
This should satisfy many palates for its voluptuousness. Chapeau, Messrs Thunevin and Rolland! Pretty alcoholic but fun. Ce Saint-Emilion [ Medium to full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink after The palate is sweet and rounded on the entry with thickly-layered ripe black and red fruit offset with a pleasant salinity on the finish. It will need more bottle age and perhaps a little more persistence, but one can already appreciate the focus here. Medium body and polished tannins.
Shows excellence for the vintage. Drink or hold. It is very refined, superbly complex and incredibly deep with impressive elegance and purity.
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Very intense on the nose with aromas reminiscent of raspberry, blackcurrant, black cherry and coffee, enhanced by perfectly blended-in woody notes and a hint of graphite. On the palate, it has an appealing velvety texture and is lovely and big. Magnificent finish that lingers for ever ". Tasted April This wine has developed so very well since the primeurs and has even become a major success of this vintage. The nose is intense and fruity with a hint of honey and raspberry.
It has a refined mouthfeel, but is not at all lacking in structure or body. It has a lovely flavoursome finish with no sharpness. Lots of enjoyment and above all a renewal. The purity of the fruit and the refined mouthfeel are promising.
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Needs following up". Only 6. The nose is elegant and finely spiced, perennial cassis, a touch of blueberry, more delicate and less concentrated than before under the former owner. On the palate, juicy, elegant, long finish with good tannins. For once there is no need for years to please, you can start in the next three years to drink to enjoy it. Mathematical side, there will be many more readers than gourmands who will be able to enjoy it.
Buy it! Medium body and round, delicious tannins. Drink now. Intense and unctuously textured with low acidity as well as sweet tannin, it is a hedonistic Saint-Emilion fruit bomb to enjoy in its first years of life. Sadly, it is virtually impossible to find this headturning claret.
I just had a bottle of the , which was an off-the-chart, awesome wine with sumptuous texture. Opulent and voluptuous, with great purity, low acidity, and heady alcohol, this is a seductive claret to drink over the next years. A sensational effort, there are only 9, bottles of the big, blockbuster It boasts superb purity along with the essence of cassis and black cherry liqueurlike fruit intermixed with graphite, chocolate, espresso, and new oak notes. Anticipated maturity: A tight and linear red with a mineral undertone. Expands in the mouth.
It seduces you with its polished and lovely fruit. Medium body. Wonderful length. Better after , but already a joy to taste. Mise en bouche friande. Belle aromatique. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, a smooth texture and a lightly spices, quite persistent, truffle-tinged finish. Full and velvety. So much density and beauty. Chili spice undertones. The medium to full-bodied palate is grainy, earthy and understated in the mouth with a savory finish.