2015 Château Croix de Labrie St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note


2015 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Flowers, licorice, espresso, smoke, herbs and ripe dark cherries permeate the perfume. Soft, polished, lusciously textured on the palate, the silky finish shares the stage with ripe plums, savory herbs, sweet cherries and a touch of coffee bean. Give this 2-3 years more age in the bottle and it will be showing even better.

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Luscious, opulent, ripe, rich fruits are all over the place here. Accompanied by licorice, chocolate, smoke, plums, cherries and espresso. Hedonistically styled, concentrated, round and deep, this is still in the primary stage. A few more years in the cellar will add a lot to this beauty.

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Forward, opulent, silky, lushly textured wine with loads of ripe black cherries, juicy plums, velvety tannins and a sensuous, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate and smoke-filled finish. You can enjoy this hedonistic sexy wine in its youth, or age it for further development.

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Showing a depth of color, this is rich, fat, opulent, sexy and full of silky, velvet textured fruits. This is all about the sensuous textures and finish.

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Deep in color with chocolate mint, licorice, spicy black cherries and a hint of truffle on the nose, this wine tastes like a blend of black cherry liqueur and dark chocolate. Silky in nature with the structure to evolve, this is a very nice vintage for Croix de Labrie. The wine is made from 100% Merlot and reached 14% alcohol.

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Croix de Labrie Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Croix de Labrie, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Croix de Labrie is much better with at least 7-10 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 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 Croix de Labrie offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Croix de Labrie with Wine and Food Pairings

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

Chateau Croix de Labrie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Croix de Labrie is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.