Chateau La Croix

Du Casse - 2014, 13.5%

grape icon Merlot 93%, Cabernet Franc 7%
Intensity: 6

Situated in the southern part of Pomerol, where soils are more sand and gravel dominant, this estate covers 13 hectares of vines with an average age of 30 years. The vineyards are divided up into nine separate parcels producing 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Following fermentation in 100 hectolitre vats for the Merlot and 50 hectolitres tanks for the Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 12-16 months and then transferred for a further four months to tanks to reduce the impact of the oak. JA: Medium ruby colour, appealing cedar and woodsmoke on the nose, a little soft through the palate. Enjoyable, lacks a little impact but this is an attractive wine. AH: Leafy on the nose. Plenty of grip on the palate but rather lean and a touch of bitterness on the palate here. Lacks a little joy. TT: Bright ruby with crimson tints. Appealing aromatics with bright red cherry and cassis and subtle toast and vanilla - intense flavours of black cherry and blackberry - fine tannin structure and vibrant acidity leading to a long and fabulous finish

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