2023 Chateau Les Cruzelles Pre-Arrival Offer
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2023 Chateau Les Cruzelles Pre-Arrival Offer

Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2023 Les Cruzelles initially presents a slightly oaky aroma, which transitions to a more floral essence upon aeration. Then it evokes aromas of dark wild berries, spices and mulberries. Medium-bodied, round and charming, it has velvety tannins and a dense, elegant mid-palate, with a long, rich and fruity finish. It's a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc matured in 55% new oak. Drink 2025-2040.
90-92 points
Yohan Castaing - Wine Advocate (Apr 27, 2024)

The 2023 Les Cruzelles is the same blend as last year. Though it includes fruit that went into La Chenade in 2022, the volume of Merlot was higher, so it remains 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. When Noemie Durantou tasted through the tanks, she found it easy to pick out the wines from Les Cruzelles. Harvested between September 11 and 18 and matured in 52% new oak, this has a delineated and focused bouquet. A hint of incense infuses the black fruit, while a subtle citric element tucks in underneath. The palate is wonderful, certainly more complex and mineral-driven than the La Chenade, possessing gentle grip and perfectly pitched acidity. it fans out with chutzpah on the peppery finish. Excellent. Drink 2029-2045.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2023 Les Cruzelles is a potent, deep wine. The 2023 has all the Cabernet Francs from the Lalande-de-Pomerol estate blended with Merlots that were particularly abundant. Pretty floral and savory notes from the Franc give this mid-weight, dynamic, vibrant Lalande-de-Pomerol tons of charm. I especially admire its energy. Readers will want to give this a few years in bottle. Drink 2028-2043.
91-94 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

This is one of the best young Lalande de Pomerols I have had. It is very deep and complex on the palate, with pure fruit, spice and chocolate. Lovely tannins, too. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet sauvignon.
94-95 points
James Suckling

Coming from slightly more clay soils than the La Chenade, the 2023 Château Les Cruzelles is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that was raised in 55% new oak. It's another rocking little Pomerol look-alike offering terrific finesse and elegance, as well as plenty of ripeness. Ripe red and black fruits, tobacco, and spice are just some of its nuances, and it's balanced, has fine tannins, and outstanding length.
92-94 points
Jeb Dunnuck

A Lalande-de-Pomerol that offers not only pleasure but sophistication, as this wine delivers not only ripe fresh red and black fruit but also beguiling wet stone minerality - in spades - along with minty lift from the Cabernet Franc in the blend. component. I also admire the juicy mid palate (a fleshy wine) and a long finish marked by damson and seashell freshness. The ageing in 55% new oak will only broaden the palate. I am a buyer - and you should be, too. Drink 2027 - 2043.
94 points
Panos Kakaviatos - Decanter

Flowers, plums, cocoa, and black cherries show easily in the nose. Medium-bodied, elegant, and fresh, with energy, refinement, layers of sweet, cocoa-infused plums. The finish is creamy, vibrant, and fruity. You can enjoy this Pomerol look-alike on release if you prefer creamy, youthful fruits, or age it for its secondary characteristics. The wine blends 80% Merlot, with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2038.
92-94 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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