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Château La Croix de Gay

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2022
91
Quite floral in nature, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe cherries, and juicy plums. Medium-bodied, soft, and elegant, with a touch of chocolate, espresso, and cherries in the finish, this will drink well on release. Drink from 2025-2038. 90-92 Pts.

Quite floral in nature, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe cherries, and juicy plums. Medium-bodied, soft, and elegant, with a touch of chocolate, espresso, and cherries in the finish, this will drink well on release. Drink from 2025-2038. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
89
Cherries, flowers, spice and herbs crowd into the perfume. The palate is light, vibrant and soft, finishing with high-toned, cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Not a lot of depth, but I like the charm here. Drink from 2024-2032.

Cherries, flowers, spice and herbs crowd into the perfume. The palate is light, vibrant and soft, finishing with high-toned, cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Not a lot of depth, but I like the charm here. Drink from 2024-2032.

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Flowers, powdered cocoa and cherries are clean, sweet, and fresh on the nose, mid-palate and in the medium-bodied, strawberry and red plum, savory finish. Drink from 2023-2035. 88-90

Flowers, powdered cocoa and cherries are clean, sweet, and fresh on the nose, mid-palate and in the medium-bodied, strawberry and red plum, savory finish. Drink from 2023-2035. 88-90

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2020
92
Plums, chocolate, lilacs and Indian spices open the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, silky and fresh with layers of creamy cherries, cocoa and plums on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2038.

Plums, chocolate, lilacs and Indian spices open the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, silky and fresh with layers of creamy cherries, cocoa and plums on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Soft, silky, forward, medium-bodied, elegant chocolate-covered, cherry-filled wine that is going to be delicious shortly after release. 89-91 Pts

Soft, silky, forward, medium-bodied, elegant chocolate-covered, cherry-filled wine that is going to be delicious shortly after release. 89-91 Pts

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2019
92
Black raspberries, plums, cherries, wet earth and forest leaf, the wine is silky, seductive and fresh, with mineralistic overtones in the red pit fruit and chocolate oriented finish. Give this a few years of bottle age and it will be a much better wine. Drink from 2023-2034.

Black raspberries, plums, cherries, wet earth and forest leaf, the wine is silky, seductive and fresh, with mineralistic overtones in the red pit fruit and chocolate oriented finish. Give this a few years of bottle age and it will be a much better wine. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2018
92
Medium bodied, forward and already displaying its mix of truffle, leaf, cherry, spice and red plum on the nose and palate. The wine is soft, juicy and fresh, leaving you with silky, sweet cherries and a lot of up-front, Pomerol charm in the finish.

Medium bodied, forward and already displaying its mix of truffle, leaf, cherry, spice and red plum on the nose and palate. The wine is soft, juicy and fresh, leaving you with silky, sweet cherries and a lot of up-front, Pomerol charm in the finish.

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2017
87
Medium-bodied, with a strong herbal tint to the red plum and bright, fresh cherry fruit on the nose and on the palate.

Medium-bodied, with a strong herbal tint to the red plum and bright, fresh cherry fruit on the nose and on the palate.

1,837 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Medium bodied, forward, ripe, plummy and fresh, with ripe, sweet fruits, some flesh and a lot of Pomerol charm.

Medium bodied, forward, ripe, plummy and fresh, with ripe, sweet fruits, some flesh and a lot of Pomerol charm.

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Medium bodied, forward, soft and focused on cherry with a licorice whip, this is an agreeable, early-drinking Pomerol.

Medium bodied, forward, soft and focused on cherry with a licorice whip, this is an agreeable, early-drinking Pomerol.

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2015
89
Medium-bodied, soft and polished, the wine isn't deep, but it's forward, soft, forward and expressive, making it a pleasure to enjoy young.

Medium-bodied, soft and polished, the wine isn't deep, but it's forward, soft, forward and expressive, making it a pleasure to enjoy young.

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Medium-bodied, soft and polished, this wine isn't deep but the fruits are ripe, fresh, round and elegant. 87 - 89 Pts

Medium-bodied, soft and polished, this wine isn't deep but the fruits are ripe, fresh, round and elegant. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
87
A medium-bodied and forward wine with bright plum and cherry tones and a short finish. 87-88 Pts

A medium-bodied and forward wine with bright plum and cherry tones and a short finish. 87-88 Pts

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2013
86
Light in color, the wine has simple but pleasant cherry personality. Drink this within the first few years of life. 85-88 Pts

Light in color, the wine has simple but pleasant cherry personality. Drink this within the first few years of life. 85-88 Pts

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2012
87
Medium bodied, with a fresh, cherry, earth and thyme centric personality. The wine has a rustic texture in the tannins that slightly mars the finish.

Medium bodied, with a fresh, cherry, earth and thyme centric personality. The wine has a rustic texture in the tannins that slightly mars the finish.

5,191 Views   Tasted
2010
91
Lush and plush black cherries, chocolate, plum and earthy in character, this value priced Pomerol serves up delicious plummy, silky textured wine that can be enjoyed young, or aged.

Lush and plush black cherries, chocolate, plum and earthy in character, this value priced Pomerol serves up delicious plummy, silky textured wine that can be enjoyed young, or aged.

4,611 Views   Tasted
2009
91
Pomerol is not a region known for value wines. Bargain hunting wine lovers should take a good look at this beauty, as it combines an opulent, lush styled Pomerol with good value. Lots of juicy black plum, licorice and earthy character are easily found here before ending in a plush, black cherry finish. Drink now, or over the next decade.

Pomerol is not a region known for value wines. Bargain hunting wine lovers should take a good look at this beauty, as it combines an opulent, lush styled Pomerol with good value. Lots of juicy black plum, licorice and earthy character are easily found here before ending in a plush, black cherry finish. Drink now, or over the next decade.

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2008
88
Medium-bodied, lighter-styled, earthy, silky, fully developed wine with a soft, earth, and savory, plum character that will be at its best over the next 5 years or so.

Medium-bodied, lighter-styled, earthy, silky, fully developed wine with a soft, earth, and savory, plum character that will be at its best over the next 5 years or so.

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2005
89
The addition of 5% Cabernet Franc to the Merlot dominated wine created a soft textured, refined, medium bodied Pomerol, with fennel, plum, black cherry and cocoa. This is already accessible and fun to drink.

The addition of 5% Cabernet Franc to the Merlot dominated wine created a soft textured, refined, medium bodied Pomerol, with fennel, plum, black cherry and cocoa. This is already accessible and fun to drink.

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Produced from 95% Merlot and rest Cabernet Franc, the wine features scents of ripe plums, spice and milk chocolate. Soft textured and already drinking well, this medium bodied Pomerol should probably be drunk up before its 15th birthday. The wine ends with a light, black cherry finish.

Produced from 95% Merlot and rest Cabernet Franc, the wine features scents of ripe plums, spice and milk chocolate. Soft textured and already drinking well, this medium bodied Pomerol should probably be drunk up before its 15th birthday. The wine ends with a light, black cherry finish.

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2001
90
Fully mature Pomerol, with soft, silky textures, a medium body, and a floral, plummy, truffle essence. Popped and poured, this is drinking in its sweet spot. And because it is not really that well known, you should be able to score it for a fair price today.

Fully mature Pomerol, with soft, silky textures, a medium body, and a floral, plummy, truffle essence. Popped and poured, this is drinking in its sweet spot. And because it is not really that well known, you should be able to score it for a fair price today.

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2000
91
Probably close to mature, the wine is soft, round and supple in texture, with a dark chocolate covered red and black plum, truffle filled perfume. A nice value for a mature Pomerol if you can still find it for about $75 or less.

Probably close to mature, the wine is soft, round and supple in texture, with a dark chocolate covered red and black plum, truffle filled perfume. A nice value for a mature Pomerol if you can still find it for about $75 or less.

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1989
80
Light ruby color. Earth, spice and coffee aromas. Very simple and short on the palate. Past its short lived prime.

Light ruby color. Earth, spice and coffee aromas. Very simple and short on the palate. Past its short lived prime.

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1970
84
Fully mature, with earth, red berries, smoke, soft textures and a short cherry finish. The wine faded in the glass after 20 minutes. Tasted blind, once it was revealed, it showed much better than I would have imagined.

Fully mature, with earth, red berries, smoke, soft textures and a short cherry finish. The wine faded in the glass after 20 minutes. Tasted blind, once it was revealed, it showed much better than I would have imagined.

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1955
70
The wine is labeled Clos du Commanderie – This is a negociant bottling of Le Croix de Gay. The color of tea, the nose offered damp earth, tobacco and burning leaf aromas. Rustic and starting to run out of fruit, this is well past its prime.

The wine is labeled Clos du Commanderie – This is a negociant bottling of Le Croix de Gay. The color of tea, the nose offered damp earth, tobacco and burning leaf aromas. Rustic and starting to run out of fruit, this is well past its prime.

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1945
65
Orange and brick in color, very little fruit remained, and what little fruit was showing, was dwarfed by the amount of acidity and tartness in its cranberry character. This much more interesting on the nose with its complex, earthy scents than on the palate, with its tart, dry character.

Orange and brick in color, very little fruit remained, and what little fruit was showing, was dwarfed by the amount of acidity and tartness in its cranberry character. This much more interesting on the nose with its complex, earthy scents than on the palate, with its tart, dry character.

1,838 Views   Tasted