Tasting notes

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Croix de Labrie

2020     2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2009 
2003   2000

Chapelle de Labrie

2020     2017   2016   2015     2014    

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Tasting notes

Regularly rated by: Robert Parker

2016: 92

2015: 93

2014: 91

2013: 91

2012: 94 - 92 Early

2011: 94 - 92 Early

2010: 95 Early

2009: 95 Early

2008: 94 Early

2007: 93 Early

2006: 94 Early

2005: 94 - 92 Early

2004: 89 Mature

2003: 93 Mature

2002: 90 Mature

2001: 91 Early

2000: 95 Mature

1999: 93 Old

1998: 93

Regularly rated by:  The Wine Cellar Insider 

2016:  93 - 95 
Quite floral, with truffle, licorice, cocoa, black cherry, smoke and plum notes. The plush, polished, supple textured wine blends freshness with juicy, ripe, soft fruits. The wine is made from a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.49.
2015 :  93
Deep in color with chocolate mint, licorice, spicy black cherries and a hint of truffle on the nose, this wine tastes like a blend of black cherry liqueur and dark chocolate. Silky in nature with the structure to evolve, this is a very nice vintage for Croix de Labrie. The wine is made from 100% Merlot and reached 14% alcohol.
2014 :  93 - 91 
Chocolate, licorice and truffle accents with a soft, fresh, polished, black cherry personality and plush, supple textures that are available from the get-go.
2013:  90 - 88 
Fresh plum, earth and cocoa aromas move to a soft.

2012:  93
This medium bodied wine is forward, round, soft and sweet.
2011:  92
Deep purple in color with fresh blackberry, chocolate, coffee and plum aromas.
2010:  94
A lush, sexy, opulent mouth feel and rich, plummy textures.
2009:  94
Supple, sensuous and sexy, this forward word is all about pleasure without waiting.
2006:  90
This vintage produced a more structured style for the Chateau.
2005:  93
The tannins are elegant and supple.
2001:  92
Fleshy, flashy and layered with chocolate covered plums, vanilla, truffle and licorice.
2000:  94
This is a sexy little wine made for hedonists.
1998:  92 
Filled with ripe blackberry, floral, mocha and chocolate notes.