Château de Cruzeau

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8175 ratings
8.622 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Steve Herndon

08 Larkmead Syrah, their last vintage of Syrah, was the wine of the night

08 Larkmead Syrah, their last vintage of Syrah, was the wine of the night

2 people found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2013
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Opens with hi sheen oak, severe vegetal notes and astringent tannins. After hours open, it does manage to stitch together, showing black fruit, and spicy oak, sort of imitating a mountain grown Napa Cabernet.

Opens with hi sheen oak, severe vegetal notes and astringent tannins. After hours open, it does manage to stitch together, showing black fruit, and spicy oak, sort of imitating a mountain grown Napa Cabernet.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2016
Doug Lasater

I bought this at Total Wine and More. I wanted a Bordeaux in the 2009 vintage and this was a staff pick. It's delivery is subtle at first. The fruit lingers long after the liquid is gone. Slightly astringent at the first opening. An hour later it had smoothed nicely.

I bought this at Total Wine and More. I wanted a Bordeaux in the 2009 vintage and this was a staff pick. It's delivery is subtle at first. The fruit lingers long after the liquid is gone. Slightly astringent at the first opening. An hour later it had smoothed nicely.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2015
Gary Hill

Needed decanting. Still big. Lot of oak notes at first then opening up to nice fruit. Age a few more years

Needed decanting. Still big. Lot of oak notes at first then opening up to nice fruit. Age a few more years

Sep 4th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Fruit driven! Black currant and lots of spice. M+ acid, body and alcohol. M round tannin. Clove and red fruit on the palate.

Fruit driven! Black currant and lots of spice. M+ acid, body and alcohol. M round tannin. Clove and red fruit on the palate.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Cory Fierro

30th birthday wine for Holly. Opened up quite well after an hour, with a beautiful nose of red berries and florals. There's definitely oak on the nose as well, and the palate shows it too, but it's very well integrated into the medium body. A beautiful wine that can keep for a few more years I imagine without starting to fall.

30th birthday wine for Holly. Opened up quite well after an hour, with a beautiful nose of red berries and florals. There's definitely oak on the nose as well, and the palate shows it too, but it's very well integrated into the medium body. A beautiful wine that can keep for a few more years I imagine without starting to fall.

Dec 3rd, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

2009. Butter and oak stand out. Slight bitterness on the palate. Gold. #asp

2009. Butter and oak stand out. Slight bitterness on the palate. Gold. #asp

Feb 24th, 2015
Marshall Parrish

Everyday Bordeaux. Currant, spice and cherry.

Everyday Bordeaux. Currant, spice and cherry.

Feb 23rd, 2014
Walid Jaklis

Silky no acidity, smooth on the palate

Silky no acidity, smooth on the palate

Jan 21st, 2018
Ted Corvey

Really lucky find surprise at Total Wine. It wouldn’t ring up and manager told me she found it in the wrong bin and was stunned they had any left. I can concur, there are good value Bordeaux, and just Good Bordeaux. This falls in the later category. Really silky and big mouth feel with already integrated tanin. Blackberry, herb, and dusty undertones. Great wine with huge QPR upside.

Really lucky find surprise at Total Wine. It wouldn’t ring up and manager told me she found it in the wrong bin and was stunned they had any left. I can concur, there are good value Bordeaux, and just Good Bordeaux. This falls in the later category. Really silky and big mouth feel with already integrated tanin. Blackberry, herb, and dusty undertones. Great wine with huge QPR upside.

Jan 3rd, 2018