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Château les Cruzelles

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2020 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93

Dark ruby in color, the wine quickly expresses its plum, wet earth, chocolate, spice and licorice character. Lush, supple, fresh and loaded with opulent, sweet, dark red fruits, this silky, sensual wine offers length and lift. 92-94 Pts

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2019 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92

Flowers, black raspberries, earthy cherries and nutty chocolate notes are in the nose. The palate, is filled with lusciously textured, sweet, ripe black plums and cocoa. The silky finish feels great. Produced from a blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, this could be the top wine produced from Les Cruzelles, a vineyard the late owner, Denis Durantou loved. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92

Flowers, licorice, dusty chocolate and sweet, silky plums are all over the place. Elegant, refined, fresh and vibrant, the silky finish is just great. You can enjoy this on release or age it for a few years for more complexity. 92 Points

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Earthy, forest aromas with leaf, mint, and cherries from start to finish, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and perfect for early drinking, with its fresh, sweet, red plum attributes. 90-92 Pts

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2017 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90

Soft, silky, juicy plums create a forward styled Romeo with earthy, dark red fruits and back notes of licorice. To be enjoyed on release, the wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 90 Points

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2016 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91

Using 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, this wine shows a rich, ruby color. On the nose, dreamy chocolate-covered black raspberries followed by dark juicy plums and just the right amount of cocoa and floral accents in the endnote. 91 Points

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2015 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91

Using 80% Merlot and more Cabernet Franc than usual at 20%, this wine has licorice, flowers, cocoa and black cherry notes in the nose. Soft in texture, there is a plush, roundness in the tannins, sweetness in the black fruits and a near prurient essence in the fixture that insures this vintage will deliver a lot of pleasure. 90-92 Pts

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2014 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 89

Dominated by Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, this wine is soft, forward and plumy with an open chocolate-covered, black raspberry finish. 89-90 Pts

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2013 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 89

With intriguing scents of tangerine, coffee, cherry and plum, there is a nice softness to the texture, finishing with sweet cherries, oak and cocoa. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 88

Medium bodied, earthy, smoky, dark red fruits in an approachable style. 88 Points

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Aged in 50% new French oak, the wine is blended from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Fresh black cherry, cocoa, earth and coffee notes work well with the center of cherry and black raspberries. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 88

Blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged in 50% new oak. Black cherry, forest floor, pepper and spice, this is a soft, round, delicious red cherry-filled wine. 88-89 Pts

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2010 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90

Les Cruzelles From a blend of 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc, Denis Durantou produced a wine from Lalande de Pomerol that could compete with several much more expensive Pomerol wines. Jammy berries, licorice, plums and chocolate covered raspberries open to a soft textured, charming, elegant, plummy wine that should drink well early. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château les Cruzelles  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91

Forward in style, medium bodied, with ample notes of licorice, black cherry, earth and dark chocolate. The finish offers good freshness, round textures and sweet, black raspberries with a hint of cocoa powder. 91 Points

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