2017 Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

Dark fruit, cloves and bramble. There's a serious core of fruit here, and real power. It feel ripe and deep, but also with nice elegance - this is an impressive wine.

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  • Region & country
    Lalande de Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2030
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol


The 2017 Lés Cruzelles comes from clay soils, the Merlot picked from 13 to 22 September, the Cabernet Franc on 22 September, matured in 40% new oak. I found that this has a little more cohesion and focus than the La Chenade at this early stage, blackberry mixed with raspberry and loamy scents, fresh and full of vim. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. This is very nicely focused with crisp acidity, saline and persistent on the finish. Excellent – this is as good a Lalande de Pomerol as you will find in 2017.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)

This shows a pretty center palate of dark fruit and hints of salt. Medium-bodied, firm and silky.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)