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Croix de Labrie

Press 2014

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Jancis Robinson:  17/20 94 Pts

"Dark crimson. Sweet and polished with some oak in evidence. Very sweet start and just not over the top. Well bought! This should satisfy many palates for its voluptuousness. Chapeau, Messrs Thunevin and Rolland! Pretty alcoholic but fun."


Jean-Marc Quarin: 15/20

The Wine Cellar Insider: 93/91

"Notes of chocolate, licorice and truffle with a sweet, fresh and polished character of black cherry and a juicy and supple texture. Appreciable from an early age."

Guide Hachette des Vins 2018: 1 star

"A good classic born from Merlot alone, very colorful and expressive (raspberry, redcurrant, spices, blond tobacco), round and fleshy on the palate, supported by well-established and promising tannins."

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James Suckling:  94 Points

"A very pretty and refined red with dark berries, violets, eucalyptus and currants. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink after 2020."


Jeff Leve: 95-97 Points

Land of Wines: Favorite

"Bomb alert! This Saint-Emilion [...] captivates with its intense nose, black fruit, liquorice, eucalyptus. A top-of-the-range Merlot, pomerolesque to perfection. With a braised beef cheek."

Wine Advocate Neal Martin:  91 Points

"Château Croix de Labrie 2014 offers a more closed nose with notes of blueberry jam and fresh prune which are expressed with aeration. The attack is soft and round with complex notes of ripe red and black fruits, counterbalanced by a pleasant salinity on the finish. To be left to age in the bottle; it will take a little more patience, but we can already understand what the winemaker wanted to accomplish. It is certain, this Saint-Émilion produced by Axelle Courdurié is opulent and extravagant, but it holds the top of the block in its category. "

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