Château Le Crock

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0139 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe blackberry, mashed blueberry, light cedar, spring voilets and tanned leather.

Palate has rich (!!) chocolate covered blackberry, mullberry, blueberry seeds, blackberry jam, moist earthy loamy soil and wet sand.

In a very nice spot tonight after a 4-hour decant. A perfect pair alongside local, grass-fed beef patties on a super hot grill, great crust and warm middle.

Also a great accompaniment to Robert Glasper's newest project, R+R=Now, Collagically Speaking, a great West Coast style jazz album, keeping with the Glasper-style, but adding some serious players surrounding him. On Blue Note for this release, so serious respect from the industry.

Nose has ripe blackberry, mashed blueberry, light cedar, spring voilets and tanned leather.

Palate has rich (!!) chocolate covered blackberry, mullberry, blueberry seeds, blackberry jam, moist earthy loamy soil and wet sand.

In a very nice spot tonight after a 4-hour decant. A perfect pair alongside local, grass-fed beef patties on a super hot grill, great crust and warm middle.

Also a great accompaniment to Robert Glasper's newest project, R+R=Now, Collagically Speaking, a great West Coast style jazz album, keeping with the Glasper-style, but adding some serious players surrounding him. On Blue Note for this release, so serious respect from the industry.

Aug 25th, 2019
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Well ripened and fresh, with a solid mid palette. Sleeper St Estephe. Drink now.
#sommcon

Well ripened and fresh, with a solid mid palette. Sleeper St Estephe. Drink now.
#sommcon

Jul 23rd, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Deep ruby with purple accents, rustic with chewy tannins, 50CS/37M, merlot added to tame the CS tannins. Tough vintage, black fruit coulis #SommCon

Deep ruby with purple accents, rustic with chewy tannins, 50CS/37M, merlot added to tame the CS tannins. Tough vintage, black fruit coulis #SommCon

Jul 23rd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Love the heady blueberry and violet overtones. Broad, but could use a little more focus. Easy and stony. #sommcon

Love the heady blueberry and violet overtones. Broad, but could use a little more focus. Easy and stony. #sommcon

Jul 23rd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Ch. Leoville-Poyferre Dinner; 16 May 2017 at Chez Nous Bistro, Lee, MA

Beautiful St. Estèphe begging to be enjoyed within two years.

Ch. Leoville-Poyferre Dinner; 16 May 2017 at Chez Nous Bistro, Lee, MA

Beautiful St. Estèphe begging to be enjoyed within two years.

May 17th, 2017
Christine Havens

A nicely-styled Saint-Estephe—from the Cuvelier family, owners of Leoville Poyferre—in a modest vintage year. The 2011 Château Le Crock opens with lush, inviting aromas of black currant, smoky black cherries, pen ink, leather, and earth. There are no hard edges on the palate, black fruit luxuriates against a framework of well-structured tannins, moderate acidity, and an unexpected yet welcome dusting of cresosote that emerges on the finish, co-mingling with cedar and dried herbs. Sample | 13.5% ABV

A nicely-styled Saint-Estephe—from the Cuvelier family, owners of Leoville Poyferre—in a modest vintage year. The 2011 Château Le Crock opens with lush, inviting aromas of black currant, smoky black cherries, pen ink, leather, and earth. There are no hard edges on the palate, black fruit luxuriates against a framework of well-structured tannins, moderate acidity, and an unexpected yet welcome dusting of cresosote that emerges on the finish, co-mingling with cedar and dried herbs. Sample | 13.5% ABV

Jan 28th, 2017
Nick Davis

Overall firm and lean. Could use more time.

Overall firm and lean. Could use more time.

Jul 23rd, 2015
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

2006 AC Saint Estephe ; gives us the stereotype of the commune; restraint, tobacco, leaf, taut and backboney not fleshy; will never soften so why wait for it! #bordeaux #saintestèphe #lecrock 55% cabernet 30% merlot 10%franc 5%verdot #drinkbordeaux #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours

2006 AC Saint Estephe ; gives us the stereotype of the commune; restraint, tobacco, leaf, taut and backboney not fleshy; will never soften so why wait for it! #bordeaux #saintestèphe #lecrock 55% cabernet 30% merlot 10%franc 5%verdot #drinkbordeaux #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours

May 23rd, 2015
Rob Landsness

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

8.6

Not in the same class as poyferre but a good wine for the vintage!

Not in the same class as poyferre but a good wine for the vintage!

Apr 1st, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Last demi-bouteille.
Remember buying these some years ago, at the wine shop on the Central square in St. Julien.
Here’s to you, buddies! 🍷🍷

Last demi-bouteille.
Remember buying these some years ago, at the wine shop on the Central square in St. Julien.
Here’s to you, buddies! 🍷🍷

Jul 7th, 2020