2022 Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

2022 Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol

Tasted April 2023. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 14.6% ABV. 50% new oak. Picked from 1st September. Aromatic and floral on the nose with bright black berry fruit and some fresh cherries. Opulent style of fruit compared to Le Chenade this year, with plenty of ripe tannin and a seam of stony freshness. Layered with stony and dried petals.

Critic score
93.25/100 info
Case, 3 Magnums
En primeur info
In stock
En primeur info
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Lalande de Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2047info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)

Tasting notes

More clay in the soils here and there is a lovely balance, fleshy in texture and high impact, but with a ton of interest, dark deep chocolate, gunsmoke, aniseed, fennel, black cherry, lovely fresh acidities. Harvest September 1 to 12, 28hl/h, 50% new oak, Noemie Durantou winemaker.

Jane Anson, janeanson.com (May 2023)

Another gorgeous Lalande de Pomerol, the 2022 Château Les Cruzelles is deep ruby/purple and boasts a great nose of ripe darker cherries, cassis, graphite, and flowers. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, it's medium-bodied, stays lively and elegant, and has silky tannins as well as a great finish. It's going to be a hidden gem in the vintage that readers will love to have in the cellar.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (May 2023)

A solid red with blackberry, chocolate, walnut and hazelnut. Medium to full body. Smily face here, thanks to the ripe seeds.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2023)

The 2022 Les Cruzelles is a wine of notable breadth and texture. Older vines and clay-rich soils yield a Lalande de Pomerol that offers notable resonance. Dark-toned fruit, leather, tobacco, incense, licorice and lavender infuse the 2022 with considerable nuance to match its virile, rather somber feel.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2023)

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