2015 Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

Lalande de Pomerol is an appellation that is often overlooked, but that seems to have worked well in 2015. This has a good density of sweet, ripe fruit without being overbearing. It has a good balance of acidity and fine-grained tannins, with a roundness to the finish.

Critic score
91.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£26.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Lalande de Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    90% Merlot
    10% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

Decanter (April 2016)
90/100

The 2015 Lés Cruzelles is terrific. Bright, focused and also generous in the glass, the 2015 balances aromatic intensity with textural richness. Dark red cherry, violet, lavender, mint and wild flowers are all beautifully delineated throughout. There is a sense of energy here that is impossible to miss, while the finish is equally memorable. Lés Cruzelles is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc planted on gravel/clay soils. Harvest took place between September 15 and October 6.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2016)
89—92/100

The 2015 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on gravel/clayey soil, picked from September 15-22 and October 6 respectively, then matured in 45% new oak. The new wood is seamlessly integrated into this Lalande-de-Pomerol, more broody and introspective than the La Chenade at the moment, but very well defined. The palate is beautifully proportioned with crisp tannin, a fine line of acidity, somehow gentle and understated on the finish, but very long in the mouth. Yet another ridiculously fine wine to load up on, courtesy of Denis Durantou.

Neal Martin, robertparker.com (April 2016)
91—93/100

This is so on it with velvety tannins and rich fruit. So much fun to taste. Generous and exotic.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2016)
92—93/100

Crimson. Scented and compact nose. Savoury and supple. Very fine for a Lalande-de-Pomerol. Maybe flattering because it went into barrel before Chenade.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
16.5/20

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