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Château Croix de Labrie

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2020 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 96

Inky dark purple, almost opaque in color, the wine explodes with a boatload of cassis, black plum liqueur, chocolate, smoke, licorice and espresso. Thick, dense and powerful, the wine paints your palate with chocolate-covered black and blue fruit, licorice and black forest cake. With its velvet textures and endless layers of sweet, ripe, supple textured fruits, this is clearly another step-up in quality for Croix de Labrie. 95-97 Pts

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2019 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 96

Inky dark purple in color, you know this is intense from the moment the wine hits your glass. Chocolate, vanilla, blackberry, blueberry, smoke, flowers, licorice, and raspberry notes take no effort to find. There is good lift, loads of crushed rocks, opulent, velvety textures, and layer after layer of chocolate-covered black cherries. This could be the best wine yet from Croix de Labrie! The wine is a blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% alcohol. 95-97 Pts

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2018 Château Croix de Labrie Stella Solare Blanc  (Bordeaux) 92

The nose is quite sweet with all its honeysuckle, candied orange and white peach notes. Lush and creamy on the palate with loads of lemon and tropical fruit with a dab of honey in the finish, you can enjoy this on release. The wine is a blend of 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris. 92 Points

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Yellow and orange citrus with honeysuckle and white peach on the nose and in the mouth. The wine is juicy, fresh and with the pop of acidity to lift the wine on your palate. You can enjoy this on release. 92 Points

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2018 Château Croix de Labrie Chapelle de Labrie  (St. Émilion) 92

Lush, soft and silky with a core of cocoa covered cherries, licorice, smoke and espresso, this forward, round, fruit filled wine is already showing well. It is perfect to enjoy over the next few years while waiting for its big brother to develop. 92 Points

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Smoky with licorice, blackberry, dark cherry and even darker chocolate on the nose, the wine is forward, opulent, lush and silky. This supple textured, ripe wine can be enjoyed early or aged for a few years before popping a cork. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Espresso, plum, smoke, incense, black coffee, black cherry and wet earth notes are on the nose and palate. The wine is rich, ripe, lush, full-bodied, round and fruity. The fruits are ripe, sweet, opulent and fresh with real staying power, silky tannins and freshness. The wine is a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the second vintage for Hubert de Bouard as the consultant for Croix de Labrie. 95 Points

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Black plum liqueur, clay, smoke, licorice and spice are all over the place. Concentrated and quite sexy, the wine is polished, sensuous velvety and stony. The fruit on the palate runs the gamut from black to blue to red. Made from 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reached 14.2% alcohol. This is the second vintage for Hubert de Bouard as the consultant for Croix de Labrie. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Youthful as you would expect, the wine is on the fresh, bright, red fruit side with soft, polished tannins and a nice sweetness to the fruits. The oak is close to fully integrated, allowing you to savor all the sweet, ripe, red pit fruits and berries. Still, this is quite primary, so give it at least 5 years of cellaring before popping a bottle. 93 Points

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I like the combination of freshness, ripe fruits, supple textures and lift. Deep in color, the licorice, black cherry, smoke, espresso and thyme pop in the nose. Medium/full-bodied, juicy, sweet, rich and lifted, give this a few years in the cellar for more roundness to develop. 93 Points

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Succulent textures, sweet, ripe, black cherry, plum, anisette and chocolate are all over the place. The wine is supple, fat, fresh, weighty and long. Made from 100% Merlot, this delight marks the debut of Hubert de Bouard as consultant for Croix de Labrie. 93 Points

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2017 Château Croix de Labrie Chapelle de Labrie  (St. Émilion) 89

Medium bodied, forward and on the fresh side with plummy fruits and hints of licorice, this wine is great for early drinking and kind of a little miracle as the estate suffered damage to 80% of their vineyard. 89 Points

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2017 Château Croix de Labrie Blanc  (Bordeaux) 92

Mouthwatering crispiness, perfectly ripe citrus with white peach, roses and honeysuckle, this wine has an enticing amount of amatory acidity. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris. 92 Points

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2016 Château Croix de Labrie Chapelle de Labrie  (St. Émilion) 90

Ripe, juicy dark red fruits create the core of the wine, which also shows plummy red fruits, espresso, licorice, cocoa and round textures. 90 Points

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From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this medium-bodied wine is forward in style with a sensation of minerality and sweet, fresh cherries and red plums. 90 Points

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2016 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

The spicy nose comes along with flowers, incense, black with blue fruit and toasty oak. Rich, full and concentrated, the wine is fresh, structured, bright and filled with soft, polished dark red fruits. But this seems to be holding on to its adolescence for a bit longer than anticipated. So give it 3-4 more years in the bottle and it should soften and better integrate. 94 Points

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Licorice, dark chocolate, plums and smoke help create a plush, silky, polished, velvet textured wine, focusing on layers of dark chocolate covered, smoky plums and espresso. This is a very good wine but it is going to take some time for the oak to fully integrate into the wine, so wqt at least 5-7 years before opening a bottle. The wine is made from a final blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon,. 94 Points

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Quite floral, with truffle, licorice, cocoa, black cherry, smoke and plum notes. The plush, polished, supple textured wine blends freshness with juicy, ripe, soft fruits. The wine is made from a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.49. 94 Points

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2016 Château Croix de Labrie Les Hauts  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this medium-bodied wine is forward in style with a sensation of minerality and sweet, fresh cherries and red plums. The wine comes from a small 1.5 hectare parcel of vines planted close to Libourne, northwest of St. Emilion. 88 Points

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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. 94 Points

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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. 94 Points

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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. 95 Points

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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. 94 Points

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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. 92 Points

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2014 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Ready to drink. No decanting needed to enjoy this beauty. Medium-bodied, with soft, silky textures, fresh, sweet, round cherries, plum, truffle, licorice and earthy notes are on the nose and palate. This should be at its best over the next 10-12 years. 92 Points

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Truffle, wet forest, herb and cherry centered, medium bodied, wine, with a spicy almost peppery, dark red berry and herb finish. 91 Points

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Chocolate, licorice and truffle accents with a soft, fresh, polished, black cherry personality and plush, supple textures that are available from the get-go. 91-93 Pts

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2013 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Forward, with an espresso, cocoa and smoky, plum nose, the wine is medium bodied, with a mineral note in the soft textured, black raspberry and earth filled finish. 90 Points

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Fresh plum, earth and cocoa aromas move to a soft, round wine that will be fun to enjoy in its first 5-7 years of life. Only 100 cases were produced this year. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Produced from small parcel of 100% old vine Merlot, the wine pops with rich scents of chocolate covered cherries, licorice and coffee. This medium bodied wine is forward, round, soft and sweet. 91-93 Pts

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2011 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Croix de Labrie is produced from 100% old vine Merlot. Deep purple in color with fresh blackberry, chocolate, coffee and plum aromas, the wine is supple in texture with lush, sweet, black cherries. 92-93 Pts

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2010 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Still dark in color, while the wine is tight, you can find truffles, licorice, smoke and wet forest smells if you look for them. Structured and silky, long and fresh, the wine leaves you with silky, fresh, black raspberries and dark chocolate. Give it some time in the bottle before you pop a cork. 93 Points

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2010 Croix de Labrie is produced from 100% old vine Merlot. Licorice, spice, crushed stone and ripe dark berries pair with ripe tannins, a lush, sexy, opulent mouth feel and rich, plummy textures. This is a truly sensuous, hedonistic wine made for pleasure seekers. Not much is made, which is too bad as wines like this deserve more attention. 94-95 Pts

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2009 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Fully mature, this opulently textured wine is all about the palate texture. The nose, with its combination of truffle, licorice, dark cocoa and plums is the perfect starter for this hedonistic treat. Drink this now and over the next 12-15 years. 94 Points

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Supple, sensuous and sexy, this forward word is all about pleasure without waiting. In today's world, or after a hard day, that's not such a bad idea. Add licorice, espresso, pure black cherry and silky, polished tannins and it's even better. This is not a wine to age for decades, but it's also not a wine that needs decades to offer its charms. Drink now, or wait 5 years and enjoy it. 94 Points

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2008 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

The perfume offers licorice, chocolate covered espresso beans, black cherry liqueur, wet earth and boysenberry aromas. Supple, polished and silky, low in acidity, yet fresh, the lush wine finishes with sweet, ripe, black cherries and cocoa. 92 Points

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2006 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Flowers, chalk, fresh herbs, mint, wood and plums. Plushly textured, medium bodied, with freshness and vibrant energy, you can drink this now, or age it for a bit longer. 92 Points

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This vintage produced a more structured style for the Chateau. Tannins are abundant and the profile is a little beefier than usual. Although ample ripeness, color and roundness can be found, this will not deliver the up-front, hedonistic style they are known for. 90 Points

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2005 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

This pops from the glass with licorice, blackberry and oak notes. In the mouth, the wine is lush and feels ripe. The tannins are elegant and supple. If you are seeking an upfront sex pot of an 05 St. Emilion look no further, this is it. I would drink it in the first 15 years of life 93 Points

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2001 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Fleshy, flashy and layered with chocolate covered plums, vanilla, truffle and licorice, this sensuous St. Emilion is fully mature. It's not a wine to make old bones. It's drinking great today. Pop it and enjoy... 92 Points

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2000 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

This is a sexy little wine made for hedonists. Rich, velvety, plush waves of dark chocolate covered plums, licorice and minerals fill your palate. This 100% Merlot is drinking perfectly today. Owners should drink this wine young to capture its fruit and vitality. 94 Points

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With its coffee, fennel, black fruit nose is a treat. The fruit is silk and velvet. Already showing well, this sexed up wine is a lot of fun to drink 94 Points

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1998 Château Croix de Labrie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

This very lush, voluptuous expression of St. Emilion is a wine for hedonists. Filled with ripe blackberry, floral, mocha and chocolate notes, the wine delivers a beautiful silky finish. The wine might improve a little bit over the next few years, but owners should opt for drinking it sooner than later. 92 Points

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