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Château Croizet-Bages

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2023
91
Chewy, savory currants, with a minty edge are already expressive in the nose, and in the medium-bodied, chewy, leafy, chalky palate. Give this at least a year or two of aging, and it should be even better. Drink from 2027-2043. 90-92 Pts.

Chewy, savory currants, with a minty edge are already expressive in the nose, and in the medium-bodied, chewy, leafy, chalky palate. Give this at least a year or two of aging, and it should be even better. Drink from 2027-2043. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
91
Flowers, cherries, currants, cigar wrappers and a touch of spice create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, spicy, and savory, with a peppery edge to the chewy currants in the finish. Drink from 2026-2045. 90-92 Pts.

Flowers, cherries, currants, cigar wrappers and a touch of spice create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, spicy, and savory, with a peppery edge to the chewy currants in the finish. Drink from 2026-2045. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Tobacco, cedar, forest leaves, peppery herbs and bright, red currants with a crisp and crunchy edge define this medium-bodied, forward wine. The finish focuses on its core of bright, energetic, fresh, red currants. Drink from 2025-2042.

Tobacco, cedar, forest leaves, peppery herbs and bright, red currants with a crisp and crunchy edge define this medium-bodied, forward wine. The finish focuses on its core of bright, energetic, fresh, red currants. Drink from 2025-2042.

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Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, vibrant and forward, with a core of red currants, tobacco, cedar and peppery spices, the wine is going to be easy to enjoy on release for its fresh crisp red fruit character. Drink from 2023-2037. 88-90

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh, vibrant and forward, with a core of red currants, tobacco, cedar and peppery spices, the wine is going to be easy to enjoy on release for its fresh crisp red fruit character. Drink from 2023-2037. 88-90

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2020
93
Wow, they have really upped their game at Croizet Bages. This is a beauty packed with layers of supple-textured, ripe, dark red fruits, freshness, silky tannins and a chewy, red berry finish that shows off its purity, leafy herbs, cedar, tobacco and spicy edges quite nicely. Drink from 2025-2045.

Wow, they have really upped their game at Croizet Bages. This is a beauty packed with layers of supple-textured, ripe, dark red fruits, freshness, silky tannins and a chewy, red berry finish that shows off its purity, leafy herbs, cedar, tobacco and spicy edges quite nicely. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Tobacco, cedar, flowers, mint and creme de cassis come to the forefront with little effort. Medium/full-bodied, with a generous dose of chewy currants, herbs and cigar wrapper, there is serious Pauillac character here. This is the best vintage of Croizet-Bages I recall tasting. Priced correctly, this is worth taking a look at. 90-92 Pts

Tobacco, cedar, flowers, mint and creme de cassis come to the forefront with little effort. Medium/full-bodied, with a generous dose of chewy currants, herbs and cigar wrapper, there is serious Pauillac character here. This is the best vintage of Croizet-Bages I recall tasting. Priced correctly, this is worth taking a look at. 90-92 Pts

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2019
90
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and savory, with a strong, leafy, cedar, tobacco leaf edge to the crisp, red berries, the wine sits firmly on the corner of classic and rustic, with a bit of a softer, riper, polished edge. There is a strong, green, peppery, olive hint in the red currant finish. Drink from 2025-2042.

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and savory, with a strong, leafy, cedar, tobacco leaf edge to the crisp, red berries, the wine sits firmly on the corner of classic and rustic, with a bit of a softer, riper, polished edge. There is a strong, green, peppery, olive hint in the red currant finish. Drink from 2025-2042.

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2018
90
Medium-bodied, forward, fruity, fresh and already showing some secondary nuances of tobacco leaf, herbs, olives, forest, cedar and cherry tones. Give this 5 years or so in the bottle and it should start to show quite nicely. This is a solid step up in quality here.

Medium-bodied, forward, fruity, fresh and already showing some secondary nuances of tobacco leaf, herbs, olives, forest, cedar and cherry tones. Give this 5 years or so in the bottle and it should start to show quite nicely. This is a solid step up in quality here.

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2017
88
Medium bodied and bright with crunchy red fruits, this wine concludes with a tart, sharp, cranberry, herb and cassis endnote.

Medium bodied and bright with crunchy red fruits, this wine concludes with a tart, sharp, cranberry, herb and cassis endnote.

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2016
87
Sharp tannins and on the lean, cranberry side of the style range the wine is a solid example of old-school, classic Bordeaux.

Sharp tannins and on the lean, cranberry side of the style range the wine is a solid example of old-school, classic Bordeaux.

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Medium bodied, lean in weigh with salty tannins, this wine has a classic, old school Pauillac profile of lead pencil and cedar.

Medium bodied, lean in weigh with salty tannins, this wine has a classic, old school Pauillac profile of lead pencil and cedar.

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2015
86
A bouquet of plums, cassis, earth and tobacco, medium bodied and with a rusticity in the tannins that is exposed in the end notes. 85 - 87 Pts

A bouquet of plums, cassis, earth and tobacco, medium bodied and with a rusticity in the tannins that is exposed in the end notes. 85 - 87 Pts

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2014
86
Sweet and tart with plums, earth and tobacco on the forefront with a conspicuous note of rusticity in the tannins surfacing in the end notes. 85-87 Pts

Sweet and tart with plums, earth and tobacco on the forefront with a conspicuous note of rusticity in the tannins surfacing in the end notes. 85-87 Pts

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2013
82
Light, strict and tart, this wine has cranberry and cassis notes with tobacco in its drying finish. Drink this young. 82-83 Pts

Light, strict and tart, this wine has cranberry and cassis notes with tobacco in its drying finish. Drink this young. 82-83 Pts

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2012
86
Light in color and fruit, this early drinking blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc is slightly more interesting on the tobacco and red fruit nose, than in the crisp, slightly tart cranberry and cassis finish.

Light in color and fruit, this early drinking blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc is slightly more interesting on the tobacco and red fruit nose, than in the crisp, slightly tart cranberry and cassis finish.

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2010
88
Medium bodied, light in style, focused on red plum and cranberry fruits, the wine is on the bright, fresh, crisp side. The nose is more interesting with its blackberry, earth and tobacco notes. Produced from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Medium bodied, light in style, focused on red plum and cranberry fruits, the wine is on the bright, fresh, crisp side. The nose is more interesting with its blackberry, earth and tobacco notes. Produced from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

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2009
87
Austere in style, medium bodied with a focus on red berries, there is some dryness to the tannins in this classically styled Bordeaux. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

Austere in style, medium bodied with a focus on red berries, there is some dryness to the tannins in this classically styled Bordeaux. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

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2008
84
Better on the nose, with its cedar, tobacco, and sharp, red berry profile, than on the palate. Medium bodied, with a bright, crisp, red fruit character, the wine manages to be strict and short. This is what my old school British friends would have called four square.

Better on the nose, with its cedar, tobacco, and sharp, red berry profile, than on the palate. Medium bodied, with a bright, crisp, red fruit character, the wine manages to be strict and short. This is what my old school British friends would have called four square.

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2005
84
Very light in color and with little concentration or character, there is some dark berries and earthy notes in this already mature wine. Drink up.

Very light in color and with little concentration or character, there is some dark berries and earthy notes in this already mature wine. Drink up.

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