Château de Cruzeau

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8178 ratings
8.622 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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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
Ryan Guy

Day 3: Cedar bark, tobacco, forest leaves, blueberry preserves. Dark fruit wrapped in leather with hints of baking spice. Mid palate is hollow and falls short. Finishes with a tart cranberry with hints of sweet oak. Drink now with a quick decant.

Day 3: Cedar bark, tobacco, forest leaves, blueberry preserves. Dark fruit wrapped in leather with hints of baking spice. Mid palate is hollow and falls short. Finishes with a tart cranberry with hints of sweet oak. Drink now with a quick decant.

Mar 7th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Nose: bay leaf, eucalyptus, licorice.
Taste: blackberry, black currant, black plum, over ripe strawberries, chocolate and coffee.

Nose: bay leaf, eucalyptus, licorice.
Taste: blackberry, black currant, black plum, over ripe strawberries, chocolate and coffee.

Feb 23rd, 2018