Black Fruit, Oak, Vanilla on the nose. Soft tannins, higher acidity, smooth and well rounded. — 6 days ago
Very good. Paired with a steak and venison au poivre. — 7 days ago
Say what you want about Michel Rolland, but this exudes sooooo much character and is becoming a secondary stud! Killer fruit profile with damp earthen elements at its core. Shares some of the same blue clay soils as it's neighbor (Chateau Petrus!). Thank you to Marcelo and Henri Parent for hosting me and my wife for our stay in Pomerol at the estate!!! — 2 days ago
Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou's Lalande de Pomerol, is once again impressive in 2015. There is notable volume and unctuousness to the super-ripe red cherry, espresso and mocha flavors. The 2015 needs another year or two to come together, but it is super-impressive. Les Cruzelles is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from gravelly soils. The 2015 spent one year in French oak, 45% new. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2018) — 19 days ago
So impressed with this gift from my close bud @Martin G Rivard. I’ve never heard of this, and boy, I’ve missed out! This is a contemporary-styled Bdx, which tilts towards the Francophiles amongst us.
The nose is dark and brooding with licorice, sage and tobacco. The palette is plush and semi-sweet. Lovely blackberries, brambles and plum fruits. Built for the long-haul, consume now, or over the next 10 years - outstanding!
Thanks so much, Martin 😍 — 8 days ago