2006 Château La Croix St. Georges Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


2006 Château La Croix St. Georges  (Pomerol) 90

Fully mature, the wine has softened. Medium-bodied, the oak has mostly melded into the round, soft textured wine and the ripe, plummy fruit, truffle and earthy character shines. Not decanted, this is fully ready to go.

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Croix St. Georges offers licorice, coffee, vanilla, plums, blackberry, blueberry and spice in the nose. Full bodied and concentrated with layers of sweet, ripe, fruit, this is not a wine for the oak averse. There is a lot of oak in the nose and mouth. With luck, much of the oak will dissipate in time. But I would not bet the farm on it.

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Chocolate, coffee and juicy, sweet dark plum and cherry scents work well with the medium/full bodied, soft, round textures of this wine. This is already showing well. I do not think this is going to make old bones. I'd probably opt for drinking it over the next 5-8 years.

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Dark cherries, coffee, plums and chocoalte are easy to find in the aromatics. Full bodied and rich, with elegant textures, the wine finishes with ripe dark berries, coffee, coca and espresso notes. If the oak continues to fade, this will become a much a better wine.

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This deeply colored wine has a dark black fruit, oak and licorice profile. This is a structured style of Pomero. While it’s filled with ripe berries, along with elegance, the jammy fruit display a hint of alcoholic heat that could be off putting to some tasters. Janoueix thinks this is almost at the level of the 2005. I do not agree.

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When to Drink Chateau La Croix Saint Georges, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Croix Saint Georges needs to age in the cellar before it begins to show its true character. La Croix Saint Georges needs at least 6-9 aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed.

Young vintages can be decanted for 2 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Croix Saint Georges offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-25 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Croix St. Georges with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Croix St. Georges is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau La Croix St. Georges is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Croix St. Georges is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Jean Philippe Janoueix owns several wines from vineyards in the Right Bank including Chateau La Confession in St. Emilion, Sacre Coeur in Pomerol, Croix Mouton and 20 Mille as well as Cap St. George from St. Georges St. Emilion.