Bordeaux

2017 Cruzelles

$425.94
6 x 750ml
Super-ripe dark cherry, blackberry, chocolate, spice, new leather and licorice are some of the many notes that run through the 2017 Les Cruzelles. Unctuous and flamboyantly ripe, with tons of intensity, the 2017 is another drop-dead gorgeous beauty in this range from Denis Durantou. Read more
Critic Reviews
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93 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

Super-ripe dark cherry, blackberry, chocolate, spice, new leather and licorice are some of the many notes that run through the 2017 Les Cruzelles. Unctuous and flamboyantly ripe, with tons of intensity, the 2017 is another drop-dead gorgeous beauty in this range from Denis Durantou.

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92 POINTS
James Suckling

Really refined tannins with a creamy, mouth-filling texture. Full to medium body. Juicy fruit with a lovely finish. So enjoyable now. Why wait?

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92 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Très joli vin avec une belle densité, trame serrée, développement avec une belle énergie. Finale racée avec une dimension séveuse.

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91 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Lés Cruzelles comes from clay soils, the Merlot picked from 13 to 22 September, the Cabernet Franc on 22 September, matured in 40% new oak. I found that this has a little more cohesion and focus than the La Chenade at this early stage, blackberry mixed with raspberry and loamy scents, fresh and full of vim. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. This is very nicely focused with crisp acidity, saline and persistent on the finish. Excellent – this is as good a Lalande de Pomerol as you will find in 2017.

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91 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Juicy but restrained, with a sleek beam of cassis and steeped plum fruit lined with finely beaded acidity and subtle tea and savory notes. The fruit lingers gently on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2027. 1,466 cases made. — JM

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90 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Soft, silky, juicy plums create a forward styled Romeo with earthy, dark red fruits and back notes of licorice. To be enjoyed on release, the wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Les Cruzelles offers a pronounced savory nose of smoked meats, sautéed herbs and Indian spices with a core of warm plums and boysenberries plus a waft of truffles. Medium-bodied, the palate has loads of vibrant black fruits with a slight chewiness to the texture and herb-laced finish. Drinking Window : 2020 - 2030

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René Gabriel - WeinWisser

17/20

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Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Les Cruzelles offers a pronounced savory nose of smoked meats, sautéed herbs and Indian spices with a core of warm plums and boysenberries plus a waft of truffles. Medium-bodied, the palate has loads of vibrant black fruits with a slight chewiness to the texture and herb-laced finish. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker

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


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