Chateau Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol 2015
Denis Durantou, owner and winemaker at Chateau L'Eglise Clinet and Les Cruzelles makes some of the best wines from Pomerol. Lalande de Pomerol is not far from Deni's famed L'Eglise Clinet estate, however the soils at Les Cruzelles will have more sandy gravel and less clay, more suitable for Merlot. The town Lalande de Pomerol has around 700 inhabitants and was a former thriving hub for pilgrams in the 13th century.
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 points Wine Spectator
"The 2015 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on gravel/clayey soil, picked from September 15-22 and October 6 respectively, then matured in 45% new oak. The new wood is seamlessly integrated into this Lalande-de-Pomerol, more broody and introspective than the La Chenade at the moment, but very well defined. The palate is beautifully proportioned with crisp tannin, a fine line of acidity, somehow gentle and understated on the finish, but very long in the mouth. Yet another ridiculously fine wine to load up on, courtesy of Denis Durantou." - Neal Martin , Wine Advocate
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