Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Les Cruzelles, LALANDE-DE-POMEROL

$33 ex. GST
$37.95 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $47.90

Last Year EP $43.00-

This 11 hectare property in Lalande de Pomerol, owned by the Durantou family since 2000, is situated 1 km from the famous plateau of Pomerol, and is visible from the back door of Eglise Clinet.
The 2023 is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Maturation in 55% new oak. 

The 2023 Les Cruzelles 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.
91-93 Neal Martin.

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.
94-95 James Suckling.

Love the texture, the depth of raspberry and damson fruits, shot through with black tea, sage and fennel. This is really a brilliant Cruzelles, 55% new oak. Noëmie Durantou winemaker.
93 Jane Anson.

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 savoury notes from the Franc give this mid-weight, dynamic, vibrant Lalande-de-Pomerol tons of charm. I especially admire its energy. 2028-2043
91-94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

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