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Château Le Crock

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2018 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 92

Earthy black cherries, clay, smoke and licorice sensations for the aromatic character. On the palate the wine is round, soft, sweet and juicy. The fruit is easy to like, due to its perfect ripeness. In the finish, spice, licorice and blackberry kick in and stay there. Give this just a year or two and enjoy it over the next 12-15 years. The wine was produced from 45% Merlot, 40.% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Value seekers should be all over this one. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 90

Spicy black cherries kick in quickly. This wine is medium bodied, fresh, sweet and finishes with herbs, bright fruit and a soft, polished touch. The wine was produced from 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

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2016 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 92

Spicy cassis with rich textures and cushy, polished, sumptuous tannins, this one gives you floral notes and curvy, salaciously juicy fruits with a hint of licorice in the finish. The wine was produced from 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

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2015 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 89

Medium-bodied with a touch of vanilla, dark, red fruits and spice, this wine is soft, forward and fresh with sweet cherries and more vanilla in the finish. Produced from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Franc. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 90

This wine offers a lot of bang for the buck. Medium-bodied, elegantly-styled with freshness and layers of verdant, juicy, red berries and wild herbs. The wine was produced from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It should drink well young. 89-90 Pts

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2013 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 89

Blending 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine starts with oak, espresso and black cherry aromas. The wine is clean and fresh, delivering a nice dose of black cherries in the finish. 88-89 Pts

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2012 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 87

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with earthy, blackberry, spice and cassis scents. This medium-bodied wine ends with cassis and herbs. 86-88 Pts

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2011 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 89

Cherry and chocolate mint on the nose, soft, open and approachable, there is good freshness to the sweet, cocoa dusted, almost bright, red cherry finish.

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A blend of 46% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 17% Petit Verdot set a record for the estate for the inclusion of Petit Verdot. On average, the blend contains closer to 5%. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. This is due to the September hail storm that slammed into Le Crock damaging a large portion of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot found in the vineyard. Deep in color with a spicy, earth and red berry-dominated nose, the wine is tannic, fresh, ripe and strong, ending with sweet, round cassis. 89-90 Pts

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2010 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 90

Le Crock - A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, the wine offers coco powder, cassis and black raspberry aromas. Medium bodied and round textured, this wine packs a lot of punch more the money. The wine ends with a fresh cassis finish. 90-91 Pts

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2009 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 90

Medium-bodied, soft, polished, earthy, and fully mature, the wine serves up its round, soft, spicy red berries, tobacco, thyme and coffee notes with ease. This is not a long-distance runner, so if you have been waiting, you should be enjoying this now and over the next 5 years or so.

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Le Crock is another great 2009 selling for a fair price. Located not far from Cos d’Estournel, the wine has a nose filled with aromas of berries, rocks, and spice. Round in texture, the wine finishes with dark cherry and earth flavors. This is one of the better values of the vintage.

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2008 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 86

Herbaceouos, with bright red cherries, medium bodied and tartness in the finish.

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2005 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 89

Spicy, fresh, tannic, firm and structured, with fresh black and red fruits, this is still young and should be better with another year or two in the bottle which should help it soften and come together.

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Light in style, this medium bodied, charming St. Estephe offers black frutis, spice and earth. This is not a wine to age. Starting in 2009, the quality of Le Crock took a big leap forward.

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2003 Château Le Crock  (St. Estèphe) 89

Fully mature with a nose of cigar box, herbs, earth and dark red cherries. The wine is soft round and open, leaving with fresh cherries in the finish.

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