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2020 Château Les Cruzelles En Primeur

Our en primeur offer of 2020 Château Les Cruzelles, coming soon....

If you have not yet read about the genius of Pomerol winemaker Denis Durantou, you will can read more about him on our offer of Saintayme here

The cask sample of 2020 Les Cruzelles we tasted was serious, with intense dark fruit and tobacco notes, expressing the Pomerol part of its character (it is only a kilometre from L'Eglise Clinet and shares its terroir).  Scoring 94 points from Anson, this is sure to sell out at £215 per dozen.

Landing in spring 2023.

Limited availability.  To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk 

 

Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

Producer Profile

Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

Château Les Cruzelles is an estate in Lalande de Pomerol which was bought in 2000 by the late Denis Durantou, owner of L'Eglise Clinet in Pomerol.  He bought the 10.5-hectare vineyard having noticed the similarity with the terroir at L'Eglise Clinet, which is only 1km away.

Durantou passed away in 2020 and the wines are now made by his daughters.  La Chenade also comes from the same estate and is effectively its second wine. The fruit for Les Cruzelles is grown on soils with a higher clay content than La Chenade, with slightly more Merlot in the blend, giving darker, more intense wines.  

 

 

RED 2020 Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £215 per case of 12 Château Les Cruzelles
2020 / / 75cl
£215 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2020 Les Cruzelles offers plenty of brambly red fruit on the nose, where touches of undergrowth, menthol and cassis unfold with time. Compared to the La Chenade, there is a little more showiness here. The palate is medium-bodied with superb acidity that cuts through the graphite-tinged black fruit. Displaying wonderful focus and energy from start to finish, this is a classy Lalande de Pomerol that should give 12–15 years of drinking pleasure. Superb. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"The 2020 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, coming from gravelly clay soil. The Merlot was picked from the 10th to the 15th September, and the Cabernet Franc was picked on the 16th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.5% and is aging in French oak barrels, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts with impactful notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote and kirsch, plus suggestions of violets, mocha and pencil lead. The medium to full-bodied palate explodes with vibrant black fruits and fantastic freshness, framed by ripe, velvety tannins, finishing long and fragrant. 18,000 bottles are expected to be made. Drink 2024-2039. 91-93 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, RobertParker.com------"Black earth and clay with dark-berry and violet character. It’s medium-to full- bodied with creamy tannins and a fresh finish. More opulent than the 2019. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com------"Stands out from La Chenade in the vintage, with its velvet texture and a more serious sculpted feel overall. Tobacco and liquorice notes besides black cherry and raspberry fruits, good tension, serious but with Lalande-de-Pomerol unfussy appeal. 3.72pH. A yield of 38hl/ha. Drinking Window 2023 - 2034. 94 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine

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