FALSTAFF: "Dunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Kandierte Orangenzesten, dunkle Waldbeeren, ein Hauch von Überreife, Nuancen von Dörrfeigen im Hintergrund. Saftig, stoffig, süßes Nugat, ein Hauch von Dörrpflaumen, salzige Nuancen, ein etwas opulenterer Stil, schokoladig im Nachhall, ein vielseitiger Begleiter von würzigen Gerichten und BBQs."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Wide and structured red with a medium to full body and fine-grained, silky tannins. Lingering and deep dark-fruited finish."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Ample red and black fruits, spice, sappy herbs, and some leathery nuances emerge from the 2022 Château La Croix De Gay, a complex, medium to full-bodied, fruit-forward Pomerol that stays nicely balanced. This fruit-loaded beauty is going to drink nicely right out of the gate."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: "The 2022 La Croix de Gay is deep garnet-purple in color. A little shut-down to begin, with coaxing the nose opens to reveal scents of stewed black and red cherries, prunes, and mocha, followed by wafts of charcoal and damp soil. The full-bodied palate is dense and spicy, with soft tannins and well-judged acidity, finishing on a savory note."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Deep, glowing crimson. Intense and interesting on the nose with notes of dried herbs that I have not encountered elsewhere. Very sweet and plush – very different from Le Gay 2022 and closer to the Pomerol paradigm. Not overdone though – offering pure pleasure. Already quite approachable with the alcohol just a little evident on the end of the palate at which point ripe tannins make themselves felt."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Quite floral in nature, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe cherries, and juicy plums. Medium-bodied, soft, and elegant, with a touch of chocolate, espresso, and cherries in the finish, this will drink well on release. Drink from 2025-2038."
DECANTER: "Fresh and lively, but quite tart and a little stalky too, nice acidity keeps the freshness, but the flavours are quite intensely spiced and herbal with strawberry, raspberry, liquorice, clove and dark chocolate giving a bitterness all the way through which doesn't quite match the sharp tangy fruit at this point. Tannins are well integrated, but so well that the sharpness stands out a little. A yield of 25hl/ha."