La Croix de Gay 2009
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|12 x 0.75L||BI Reserves IB||£340.00||1 cs||BUY|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Reserves IB||£32.50||6 btls||BUY|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from this well-situated vineyard on the plateau of Pomerol, which is owned by Chantal Lebreton, this wine has 13.5% alcohol, somewhat low in this vintage, but it displays plenty of kirsch, sweet cherries and red currants along with some sandy/loamy soil and roasted herb notes in a very sexy, up-front, lush, medium to full-bodied style. There’s not a hard edge to be found in this La Croix de Gay, and therefore my feeling is that it should be drunk in its first 10-12 years of life.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The La Croix-de-Gay ‘09 has an exuberant Merlot-driven bouquet with great purity and finesse. There is a joy to these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, fleshy and caressing with just a touch of dryness toward the finish. But there is a minor quibble for what is a very fine Pomerol and one that at present vies head-to-head with the Fleur de Gay. Tasted January 2013.
– eRobertParker.com, July 2013
Dark fruits, with black olives and aged cedar on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and chocolate, toasted oak and vanilla undertones. Give it time to come together.