JAMES SUCKLING: "Blackberry, hazelnut and chocolate, yet it remains reserved and focused. Full body with a solid core of fruit and fine tannins. Very classy. One of the best I have had."
WEINWISSER: "Intensives rot- und blaubeeriges Bouquet, Johannisbeernektar, Schokopastillen, getrocknete Fliedernoten und Lakritze. Am kompakten Gaumen mit cremiger Textur, engmaschigem Tanningerüst und trainiertem Körper. Im gebündelten feinaromatischen Finale reife Erdbeere, Schattenmorellensaft und feinmürbe Adstringenz, Potenzialwertung. 2029 – 2050."
VINUM: "Diskrete, sehr rintönige Aromatik; voller Ansatz, grosse Dichte und Tiefe, viel feinkörniges Tannin, ellenlanges Finale; einer der besten hier je gemachten und damit ein absolutes Schnäppchen."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Quite floral in mature with a nice freshness to the red, pit fruits, the wine is supple, creamy, sweet and fresh. There is a lush quality to the silky fruits, as well as a a touch of spice, elegant-textures and a plummy, fruity-packed finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. 14.6% ABV, 3.7 pH. This is the best wine produced here in ages! Drink from 2026-2045."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "From a 4.5-hectare vineyard on the plateau of Pomerol adjacent to Le Pin and one of La Fleur-Pétrus's parcels, Jean-Philippe Janoueix's 2022 La Croix St Georges is the first produced with the input of consultant Thomas Duclos. Wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, minty berries, licorice and vine smoke, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a seamless, complete profile and compelling purity of fruit. This has always been an immensely promising terroir, but now it really is an estate to watch."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Black raspberries, crushed stone, white flowers, and spice (I'd almost guess this was from limestone soils), the 2022 Château La Croix Saint Georges is medium-bodied, with a silky, elegant mouthfeel and a great finish. I love its purity and precision."
DECANTER: "Juicy and concentrated but with energy and focus, so you get some push of bright fruit and a tannic density that gives the overall frame some seriousness. Concentrated and a touch toasted but sleek. A little subdued right now, more sombre than vibrant but the acidity is there as are cool touches. Some stalky, vanilla and clove on the finish. HVE3 certified."
Chateau La Croix Saint Georges
Chateau La Croix Saint Georges, 88-116 Rue de Catusseau, 33500 Pomerol, Frankreich