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Château Croix de Labrie

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2023
95
Deeply colored, the wine is rich, with dark red, black, and blueberries made even better with the addition of flowers, spice, licorice, and chocolate. There is ample freshness on the palate, paired with silky tannins, and a zesty, spicy, dark berry finish that leaves you with a light touch of citrus on the backend. The wine is produced and bottled with extremely low levels of sulfur. You can enjoy this young, or age it for more complexity, The wine blends 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage with this much Cabernet in the blend. 14.2% ABV. 3.4 pH. The yields were only 27 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96 Pts.

Deeply colored, the wine is rich, with dark red, black, and blueberries made even better with the addition of flowers, spice, licorice, and chocolate. There is ample freshness on the palate, paired with silky tannins, and a zesty, spicy, dark berry finish that leaves you with a light touch of citrus on the backend. The wine is produced and bottled with extremely low levels of sulfur. You can enjoy this young, or age it for more complexity, The wine blends 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage with this much Cabernet in the blend. 14.2% ABV. 3.4 pH. The yields were only 27 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96 Pts.

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2023
92
Pineapple, white peach, flowers, green apples, honeysuckle, orange and spice create the complex aromatics. On the palate, the wine is lively, supple, and fruity with a vibrant pineapple, pear and green apple finish. This is already quite a treat in your glass. The wine finishes with sweet, juicy, yellow citrus along with a hint of mango. The wine blends 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Gris, and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2025-2030. 92 Pts.

Pineapple, white peach, flowers, green apples, honeysuckle, orange and spice create the complex aromatics. On the palate, the wine is lively, supple, and fruity with a vibrant pineapple, pear and green apple finish. This is already quite a treat in your glass. The wine finishes with sweet, juicy, yellow citrus along with a hint of mango. The wine blends 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Gris, and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2025-2030. 92 Pts.

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2022
96
Inky in color, the wine exudes flowers, blackberries, boysenberries, mint, smoke, licorice, and black cherries with touches of chocolate. Here you find a blend of concentration, opulence, freshness, and silkiness. The wine is lush, and deep, with layers of ripe, sweet, black cherries, salty plums, peppery spices, and licorice. The wine is produced and bottled with extremely low levels of sulfur. You can enjoy this young, or age it for more complexity, The wine blends 84% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage with this much Cabernet in the blend. 14.5% ABV. 3.4 pH. The yields were 35 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2050. 95-97 Pts.

Inky in color, the wine exudes flowers, blackberries, boysenberries, mint, smoke, licorice, and black cherries with touches of chocolate. Here you find a blend of concentration, opulence, freshness, and silkiness. The wine is lush, and deep, with layers of ripe, sweet, black cherries, salty plums, peppery spices, and licorice. The wine is produced and bottled with extremely low levels of sulfur. You can enjoy this young, or age it for more complexity, The wine blends 84% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage with this much Cabernet in the blend. 14.5% ABV. 3.4 pH. The yields were 35 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2050. 95-97 Pts.

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2022
93
White peach, pineapple, guava and saffron create in the perfume. From there, you find a fleshy, creamy, tropical-accented, citrus oriented wine that will be delicious on release. The wine is a blend of 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-94 Pts.

White peach, pineapple, guava and saffron create in the perfume. From there, you find a fleshy, creamy, tropical-accented, citrus oriented wine that will be delicious on release. The wine is a blend of 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
92
Black cherries, chocolate, fudge, blueberries, and licorice scents are all over the perfume. Creamy, fresh, lusciously-textured, dark red, and back fruits on the palate with hints of spice, and a touch of mint that shows up at the end of the finish are what you find here. This is going to be a beauty on release. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Black cherries, chocolate, fudge, blueberries, and licorice scents are all over the perfume. Creamy, fresh, lusciously-textured, dark red, and back fruits on the palate with hints of spice, and a touch of mint that shows up at the end of the finish are what you find here. This is going to be a beauty on release. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
93
Flowers, spice and a strong espresso bean note come on strong, along with the wines dark cherry and blueberry profile. The wine is round, creamy, concentrated, lush and polished with a finish that's packed with layers of fruit. Drink from 2024-2038.

Flowers, spice and a strong espresso bean note come on strong, along with the wines dark cherry and blueberry profile. The wine is round, creamy, concentrated, lush and polished with a finish that's packed with layers of fruit. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Deeply colored, you find, espresso, licorice, dark chocolate, smoke, roses, black plums, black raspberries and wet earth on the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, lush, rich, flamboyant and loaded with chocolate-coated black cherries and licorice. Long, fruity and fresh, give it a year or so in the bottle and enjoy it for 15 or more years with ease. The wine is a blend of 90% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% ABV, 3.6 pH. The harvest took place September 30-October 16. Drink from 2024-2039. 93-95

Deeply colored, you find, espresso, licorice, dark chocolate, smoke, roses, black plums, black raspberries and wet earth on the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, lush, rich, flamboyant and loaded with chocolate-coated black cherries and licorice. Long, fruity and fresh, give it a year or so in the bottle and enjoy it for 15 or more years with ease. The wine is a blend of 90% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% ABV, 3.6 pH. The harvest took place September 30-October 16. Drink from 2024-2039. 93-95

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2021
91
Honeysuckle, white peach, green apples and pineapple create the attention-seeking nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, fresh and fruity with a lively pineapple note that lingers. Drink from 2024-2029.

Honeysuckle, white peach, green apples and pineapple create the attention-seeking nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, fresh and fruity with a lively pineapple note that lingers. Drink from 2024-2029.

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2020
91
Lush, rich and loaded with flowers, white peach, orange and yellow citrus and almonds on the nose, as well as on the oily, creamy palate. The wine finishes with sweet, juicy, yellow citrus along with a hint of mango. Drink from 2023-2028.

Lush, rich and loaded with flowers, white peach, orange and yellow citrus and almonds on the nose, as well as on the oily, creamy palate. The wine finishes with sweet, juicy, yellow citrus along with a hint of mango. Drink from 2023-2028.

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2020
96
Deeply colored, almost opaque in color, the wine opens with a blast of chocolate, black cherry liqueur, blueberries, licorice, espresso and licorice. But as good as the nose is, the palate is the star of the show. Corpulent, lush and polished, the wine coats your palate, yet, it manages to retain lift, balance and freshness, finishing with layers of opulent, perfectly ripe fruits that linger. You can enjoy this young, or age it for more complexity, Drink from 2024-2045.

Deeply colored, almost opaque in color, the wine opens with a blast of chocolate, black cherry liqueur, blueberries, licorice, espresso and licorice. But as good as the nose is, the palate is the star of the show. Corpulent, lush and polished, the wine coats your palate, yet, it manages to retain lift, balance and freshness, finishing with layers of opulent, perfectly ripe fruits that linger. You can enjoy this young, or age it for more complexity, Drink from 2024-2045.

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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

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

3,139 Views   Tasted
2020
92
Licorice, espresso, and cocoa covered cherries are evident in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, supple and polished with layers of black cherries, blackberries, plums and chocolate in the polished, and already approachable finish. Drink from 2023-2037.

Licorice, espresso, and cocoa covered cherries are evident in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, supple and polished with layers of black cherries, blackberries, plums and chocolate in the polished, and already approachable finish. Drink from 2023-2037.

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2019
96
Almost opaque in color, the wine exudes a complex aromatic profile with dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, licorice, smoke, flowers, cherries and plums. Rich, concentrated, full-bodied and deep. The wine has staying power as the finish clocks in at 50 seconds! The endnote delivers a wealth of ripe, sweet fruits, supple, polished tannins and richness with a vibrancy to the fruit that does not want to quit. As I said from the barrel, this could be the best wine yet from Croix de Labrie! The wine is a blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2024-2042.

Almost opaque in color, the wine exudes a complex aromatic profile with dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, licorice, smoke, flowers, cherries and plums. Rich, concentrated, full-bodied and deep. The wine has staying power as the finish clocks in at 50 seconds! The endnote delivers a wealth of ripe, sweet fruits, supple, polished tannins and richness with a vibrancy to the fruit that does not want to quit. As I said from the barrel, this could be the best wine yet from Croix de Labrie! The wine is a blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2024-2042.

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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% ABV. 95-97 Pts

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% ABV. 95-97 Pts

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2019
90
Earthy, smoky, red plums and lead pencil nuances come through the perfume with ease. Medium-bodied with soft, polished, textures with a wave of juicy plums with chocolate and espresso in the finish to top everything off nicely. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2022-2032.

Earthy, smoky, red plums and lead pencil nuances come through the perfume with ease. Medium-bodied with soft, polished, textures with a wave of juicy plums with chocolate and espresso in the finish to top everything off nicely. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2019
91
Loads of honeysuckle, white peach, almonds and apples come through with little effort. Fresh and creamy on the palate, the wine finishes with juicy, yellow citrus along with a hint of mango. Drink from 2022-2027.

Loads of honeysuckle, white peach, almonds and apples come through with little effort. Fresh and creamy on the palate, the wine finishes with juicy, yellow citrus along with a hint of mango. Drink from 2022-2027.

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2018
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.

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.

1,799 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

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2018
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.

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.

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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

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

1,357 Views   Tasted
2018
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.

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.

1,772 Views   Tasted
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% ABV. This is the second vintage for Hubert de Bouard as the consultant for Croix de Labrie. 94-96 Pts

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% ABV. This is the second vintage for Hubert de Bouard as the consultant for Croix de Labrie. 94-96 Pts

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2017
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.

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.

2,916 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

2,616 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

2,402 Views   Tasted
2017
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.

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.

1,372 Views   Tasted
2017
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.

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.

1,327 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Ripe, juicy dark red fruits create the core of the wine, which also shows plummy red fruits, espresso, licorice, cocoa and round textures.

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

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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.

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.

1,681 Views   Tasted
2016
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.

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.

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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,.

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,.

3,147 Views   Tasted
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% ABV with a pH of 3.49.

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% ABV with a pH of 3.49.

4,293 Views   Tasted
2016
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.

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.

2,114 Views   Tasted
2015
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.

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.

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.

4,425 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

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.

3,557 Views   Tasted
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% ABV.

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% ABV.

3,316 Views   Tasted
2014
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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

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

4,160 Views   Tasted
2013
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.

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.

2,523 Views   Tasted
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

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
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

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

4,220 Views   Tasted
2011
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

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

2,950 Views   Tasted
2010
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.

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.

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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

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

5,086 Views   Tasted
2009
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.

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.

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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.

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.

3,451 Views   Tasted
2008
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.

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.

3,385 Views   Tasted
2006
92
A nice wine with good intentions, that is soft, lush, and fruity, with ample licorice, smoke, and cocoa toppings to the ripe plums, but it is a bit short and firm in the finish. Drink 2022-2032.

A nice wine with good intentions, that is soft, lush, and fruity, with ample licorice, smoke, and cocoa toppings to the ripe plums, but it is a bit short and firm in the finish. Drink 2022-2032.

2,523 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

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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.

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.

3,337 Views   Tasted
2005
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

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

3,600 Views   Tasted
2001
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...

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...

2,615 Views   Tasted
2000
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.

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.

3,388 Views   Tasted
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

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

2,828 Views   Tasted
1998
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.

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.

3,070 Views   Tasted