WEINWISSER: "80 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc, 14.5 Vol.-%. Delikates Bouquet, intensiver Veilchenduft, Graphit, Baumnuss und blaubeerige Konturen. Am strukturierten Gaumen mit cremiger Textur, balancierter Rasse, engmaschigem Tanningerüst und mittlerem Körper. Im gebündelten feinaromatischen Finale verschlankt sich der Lalande-de-Pomerol, dunkle Mineralik und mehlige Adstringenz im Rückaroma. 2029 – 2045."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A solid red with blackberry, chocolate, walnut and hazelnut. Medium to full body. Smily face here, thanks to the ripe seeds."
DECANTER: "Taught and super fresh, a lovely bite and grip to this straight away, firm but succulent and mouthwatering giving liveliness as well as tension that go really well together. Lovely salty touches with dark chocolate, cola and blackcurrants. Feels well worked, nothing pushed, delicate yet full of flavour and intensity. Where La Chenade is plump and fleshy and juicy, this is more straight and serious and focussed. Both lovely expressions and I like the flint, slate grip to this. 3.65pH. A yield of 28hl/ha. Ageing in 50% new oak. "
JEB DUNNUCK: "Another gorgeous Lalande de Pomerol, the 2022 Château Les Cruzelles is deep ruby/purple and boasts a great nose of ripe darker cherries, cassis, graphite, and flowers. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, it's medium-bodied, stays lively and elegant, and has silky tannins as well as a great finish. It's going to be a hidden gem in the vintage that readers will love to have in the cellar."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Lush, soft, and creamy, the wine shows its layers of chocolately plums, black cherries, smoke, espresso, and licorice with ease. Fresh and silky are the words of the day here for what you enjoy on the medium-bodied, supple-textured palate, and in the finish. You can enjoy this Pomerol look-alike on release if you prefer its creamy, youthful fruits, or age it for its secondary characteristics. Drink from 2025-2040."
Lalande de Pomerol
Chateau Les Cruzelles
Chateau Les Cruzelles, 1 lieu-dit Champ de Cruzelles, 33500 Lalande de Pomerol, Frankreich