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Château Vray Croix de Gay

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2023
92
Violets, chocolate, truffle, black cherries, and licorice form the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is elegant, supple, soft, and silky. The wine is fresh, vibrant, clean, and pure, finishing with chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries, and a hint of peppery spice, that only shows up at the end of the finish. The wine blends 98% Merlot with 2% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV. This is the second vintage produced by the same team that also makes Calon Segur. Drink from 2026-2042. 91-93 Pts.

Violets, chocolate, truffle, black cherries, and licorice form the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is elegant, supple, soft, and silky. The wine is fresh, vibrant, clean, and pure, finishing with chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries, and a hint of peppery spice, that only shows up at the end of the finish. The wine blends 98% Merlot with 2% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV. This is the second vintage produced by the same team that also makes Calon Segur. Drink from 2026-2042. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Deeply colored, the wine opens with flowers, black raspberries, herbs, cocoa, and plums in the nose. The palate is fresh, vibrant, and most importantly, silky, with its layers of sweet, ripe, soft, cherries, plums, and wet earth. There is a nice touch of powdered cocoa that comes in on the end-note. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV. This is the first vintage produced entirely by the team that also own Calon Segur. Drink from 2025-2042. 92-94 Pts.

Deeply colored, the wine opens with flowers, black raspberries, herbs, cocoa, and plums in the nose. The palate is fresh, vibrant, and most importantly, silky, with its layers of sweet, ripe, soft, cherries, plums, and wet earth. There is a nice touch of powdered cocoa that comes in on the end-note. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV. This is the first vintage produced entirely by the team that also own Calon Segur. Drink from 2025-2042. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
92
Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, elegant, and accessible, what the wine lacks in depth, it makes up for with its refined character, silky tannins, and bright, vibrant, almost, crisp, red fruits on the mid-palate, and in the finish. This should be good to go on release. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2040.

Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, elegant, and accessible, what the wine lacks in depth, it makes up for with its refined character, silky tannins, and bright, vibrant, almost, crisp, red fruits on the mid-palate, and in the finish. This should be good to go on release. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Soft-textured, chocolate-covered plums, licorice and sweet, black cherries show quite well on the nose and in the lush, polished, silky, dark-edged, plummy palate with a touch of chocolate that comes in on the endnote. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2042. 91-93

Soft-textured, chocolate-covered plums, licorice and sweet, black cherries show quite well on the nose and in the lush, polished, silky, dark-edged, plummy palate with a touch of chocolate that comes in on the endnote. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2042. 91-93

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2020
94
Another 2020 gem that has vastly improved during its barrel aging, the wine already expresses its flowers, licorice, cocoa, plums and espresso nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, plush, elegant and fresh, with layers of supple, creamy fruits with an exotic touch of citrus that comes in at the back of the finish. Drink from 2024-2045.

Another 2020 gem that has vastly improved during its barrel aging, the wine already expresses its flowers, licorice, cocoa, plums and espresso nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, plush, elegant and fresh, with layers of supple, creamy fruits with an exotic touch of citrus that comes in at the back of the finish. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Holding a lot in reserve, the wine is ripe, round, plummy and fresh, yet reserved. Medium bodied, soft and with chocolate overtones, you can drink this young, or age it for more complexity. 89-91 Pts

Holding a lot in reserve, the wine is ripe, round, plummy and fresh, yet reserved. Medium bodied, soft and with chocolate overtones, you can drink this young, or age it for more complexity. 89-91 Pts

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2019
93
Quite floral, with red pit fruits, spice, earth and assorted forest leaves. Elegant, silky, soft and polished. Medium-bodied, fresh and focused on the sweetness and purity in the fruits, the wine leaves you with freshness, and energy in the silky, cherry, plum, cocoa and espresso filled finish. 92-94 Pts

Quite floral, with red pit fruits, spice, earth and assorted forest leaves. Elegant, silky, soft and polished. Medium-bodied, fresh and focused on the sweetness and purity in the fruits, the wine leaves you with freshness, and energy in the silky, cherry, plum, cocoa and espresso filled finish. 92-94 Pts

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2018
93
Truffle, cocoa, cherry and juicy plums start the show. Soft and silky with a nice polish to the tannins and freshness to the fruit, the wine finishes with chocolate covered cherries and earthy, dark pit fruits. 92-94 Pts

Truffle, cocoa, cherry and juicy plums start the show. Soft and silky with a nice polish to the tannins and freshness to the fruit, the wine finishes with chocolate covered cherries and earthy, dark pit fruits. 92-94 Pts

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2017
92
Silky, soft and smooth with chocolate dusted, black cherries on the nose and palate, you'll also find licorice and floral notes adding complexity to the medium bodied, earthy, juicy character.

Silky, soft and smooth with chocolate dusted, black cherries on the nose and palate, you'll also find licorice and floral notes adding complexity to the medium bodied, earthy, juicy character.

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2016
94
Medium bodied, silky, elegant and earthy, with just enough cocoa and roses to make it sing Pomerol, the wine hits the spot when you are seeking a sensuous experience in a glass

Medium bodied, silky, elegant and earthy, with just enough cocoa and roses to make it sing Pomerol, the wine hits the spot when you are seeking a sensuous experience in a glass

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Luxurious textures, fresh, sweet black plum, earth, cocoa and licorice are all over the place. Rich and with silky tannins, this is the best wine I've tasted from Vray Croix de Gay.

Luxurious textures, fresh, sweet black plum, earth, cocoa and licorice are all over the place. Rich and with silky tannins, this is the best wine I've tasted from Vray Croix de Gay.

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2015
91
Plush, polished and loaded with sweet ripe, dark, red cherries, plums, espresso, dark chocolate and licorice, the tannins are silky, the fruit is ripe and the finish serves up black cherry, plum and bitter chocolate. This is the best wine ever produced from the estate.

Plush, polished and loaded with sweet ripe, dark, red cherries, plums, espresso, dark chocolate and licorice, the tannins are silky, the fruit is ripe and the finish serves up black cherry, plum and bitter chocolate. This is the best wine ever produced from the estate.

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Medium/full bodied, plush soft and forward, the wine offers ripe, dark, red cherries, plums, bitter chocolate, licorice and earthy complexities. There is richness and round textured, ripe, dark red fruits and cocoa in the finish.

Medium/full bodied, plush soft and forward, the wine offers ripe, dark, red cherries, plums, bitter chocolate, licorice and earthy complexities. There is richness and round textured, ripe, dark red fruits and cocoa in the finish.

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2014
90
Plumy, medium-bodied, soft and fresh with a ripe, plum, earth and smooth, chocolate dusted, black cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

Plumy, medium-bodied, soft and fresh with a ripe, plum, earth and smooth, chocolate dusted, black cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013
88
This medium-bodied wine has a light black cherry, oak and earthy personality with sandy tannins in the cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

This medium-bodied wine has a light black cherry, oak and earthy personality with sandy tannins in the cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2012
89
Medium bodied, soft textured and showing a sweet and tart, olive, licorice and red and black plum finish.

Medium bodied, soft textured and showing a sweet and tart, olive, licorice and red and black plum finish.

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Rich aromas of chocolate-covered blackberries and flowers, silky tannins and a supple, ripe, fruit-filled finish make this the best vintage of Vray Crox de Croix produced yet! 91-93 Pts

Rich aromas of chocolate-covered blackberries and flowers, silky tannins and a supple, ripe, fruit-filled finish make this the best vintage of Vray Crox de Croix produced yet! 91-93 Pts

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2011
89
Earth, chocolate and dark cherry with supple textures and good concentration on ripe, sweet black plums in the finish. 89-90 Pts

Earth, chocolate and dark cherry with supple textures and good concentration on ripe, sweet black plums in the finish. 89-90 Pts

3,166 Views   Tasted
2010
90
Vray Croix de Gay The property increased the percentage of Cabernet Franc in the wine to 25% from 10% starting with the 2010 vintage. The remainder is Merlot. Showing deep color, floral, chocolate, jammy black raspberry and earthy scents open to a medium/full bodied wine that’s filled with round, supple blackberry and ripe plums. 90-91 Pts

Vray Croix de Gay The property increased the percentage of Cabernet Franc in the wine to 25% from 10% starting with the 2010 vintage. The remainder is Merlot. Showing deep color, floral, chocolate, jammy black raspberry and earthy scents open to a medium/full bodied wine that’s filled with round, supple blackberry and ripe plums. 90-91 Pts

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2009
90
From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, aromas of tobacco, black plum and earth are easy to find. This medium bodied Pomerol wine feels soft and round on the palate ending in a cocoa and spicy plum finish. This will drink well young.

From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, aromas of tobacco, black plum and earth are easy to find. This medium bodied Pomerol wine feels soft and round on the palate ending in a cocoa and spicy plum finish. This will drink well young.

3,788 Views   Tasted
2008
89
08 Château Vrai Croix de Gay is medium bodied and shows some red and black fruit on the nose. The finish is slightly marred by a hint of unripe flavors at the end. 86-89 Pts

08 Château Vrai Croix de Gay is medium bodied and shows some red and black fruit on the nose. The finish is slightly marred by a hint of unripe flavors at the end. 86-89 Pts

3,885 Views   Tasted
2006
88
Fully developed, round, plummy, earthy, dark cherry-filled, soft-textured wine with good freshness and fruit in the finish that is ready for its prime time consumption. The finish is a bit strict, which stops my score from going higher.

Fully developed, round, plummy, earthy, dark cherry-filled, soft-textured wine with good freshness and fruit in the finish that is ready for its prime time consumption. The finish is a bit strict, which stops my score from going higher.

2,579 Views   Tasted
2005
86
Medium bodied, fully mature, this old school Pomerol shows black cherries and earthy qualities, but it lacks supple qualities and complexities.

Medium bodied, fully mature, this old school Pomerol shows black cherries and earthy qualities, but it lacks supple qualities and complexities.

3,749 Views   Tasted
2001
88
Medium bodied, fully mature, with an earthy, fresh, red plum, cherry and espresso core. The wine requires drinking over the next 5 years or so, to get the most from its soft, textured fruits.

Medium bodied, fully mature, with an earthy, fresh, red plum, cherry and espresso core. The wine requires drinking over the next 5 years or so, to get the most from its soft, textured fruits.

2,913 Views   Tasted
2000
89
Fully mature, it seems like this is just about ready to begin its slow decline, yet, you can still find ample, soft, earthy, sweet, fresh plums, cherry, cocoa and truffle, leaf and herbal notes with a gentle, elegantly textured, medium-bodied finish.

Fully mature, it seems like this is just about ready to begin its slow decline, yet, you can still find ample, soft, earthy, sweet, fresh plums, cherry, cocoa and truffle, leaf and herbal notes with a gentle, elegantly textured, medium-bodied finish.

2,223 Views   Tasted