Bordeaux

2017 Château Vray Croix de Gay

$1,008.00
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6 x 750ml
One of the sleepers in Pomerol, the 2017 Vray Croix de Gay is bright, perfumed and wonderfully nuanced from start to finish. Red fruit, sweet tobacco and dried flowers add nuance to a bright, understated Pomerol that is full of character. The 2017 is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
95 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

One of the sleepers in Pomerol, the 2017 Vray Croix de Gay is bright, perfumed and wonderfully nuanced from start to finish. Red fruit, sweet tobacco and dried flowers add nuance to a bright, understated Pomerol that is full of character. The 2017 is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Vray Croix de Gay opens with notes of warm blackberries, boysenberries and black raspberries with wafts of stewed tea, fragrant earth and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with expressive black fruit, framed by ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy. Drinking Window : 2022 - 2038

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Mentholé, frais, d’un beau style épicé, il présente des notes de zan. Le tanin est harmonieux et fin. On est face à un vin gourmand, enrobé, à la vraie saveur de Pomerol, garni, savoureux, très bon.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Ripe Merlot dominates this wine from a small property. It has great, powerful tannins and some sumptuous blackberry flavors, resulting in a dense texture. Drink from 2024.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Silky, soft and smooth with chocolate dusted, black cherries on the nose and palate, you'll also find licorice and floral notes adding complexity to the medium bodied, earthy, juicy character.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Vray Croix de Gay, now co-owned by the Artemis Group of François Pinault (see Château Latour) has an attractive, quite focused bouquet with mineral-driven red berry fruit laced with subtle iodine and marine aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, gentle grip, well judged acidity with a sense of tension coming through towards the finish. This is a well crafted Pomerol that I envisage maturing with style. One to watch.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

Split over two areas, one by Lafleur and the other by Trotanoy, divided into nine plots, none of which were affected by frost. A little austere, this is not quite at the level of 2016, but is still extremely good stuff from winemaker Penelope Godefroy and owners Artemis. Reticent at first, it needs to be met rather than glossed over, although it was tasting significantly richer at a tasting held just a week later. This showcases firm, bright, fine tannins with damson fruits that trip along the palate. Three years of working biodynamically at this estate are starting to show through in terms of heightened persistency and vibrancy to the tannins. Jean Claude Berrouet consults. Harvested 13-28 September. Drinking Window 2024 - 2036

Expert Review
91 POINTS
James Suckling

Licorice and dried flowers with blackberry undertones follow through to a medium body, firm and creamy tannins and a long, linear finish. Not the biggest wine, but shows finesse and balance. Drink after 2021.

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Winemakers Note

A new era for this jewel of Pomerol In 2020, Les Terroirs de Suravenir, a subsidiary of the Arkea Credit Mutuel Group that already owns Château Calon Ségur, invested on the right bank by buying châteaux Prieuré, Vray Croix de Gay and Siaurac. True to their values, they have a long-term approach. In their ambitious development project, the teams are guided by the respect of history and the revelation of the potential of the terroir. Château Vray Croix de Gay, in the heart of the Pomerol Appellation Jewel of the collection, with an area of 3.67 hectares, Chateau Vray Croix de Gay is composed of 3 parcels, located on the Graves plateau, the best part of the appellation. The largest parcel is located between Pétrus and Château La Fleur .

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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