Chateau Croix de Labrie 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)

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James Suckling
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Robert Parker
SKU
CDLB202010 UCAU
$199.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$199.00 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
The focus and texture of this wine is really something. It’s totally transparent with blackberries, blueberries, earth, stone and mushrooms. - James Suckling. The 5.9 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Croix de Labrie is planted to 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc. Bold bouquet of red fruit initially, then blackberry and oak. A young wine that will improve. The Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium high acidity, with flavours which are fruity up front, then shifting to woodsy oak at the end. Long finish of blackberry and winter spice.
The focus and texture of this wine is really something. It’s totally transparent with blackberries, blueberries, earth, stone and mushrooms. - James Suckling. The 5.9 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Croix de Labrie is planted to 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc. Bold bouquet of red fruit initially, then blackberry and oak. A young wine that will improve. The Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium high acidity, with flavours which are fruity up front, then shifting to woodsy oak at the end. Long finish of blackberry and winter spice.

Scores & Reviews

98-99 / 100

James Suckling

The focus and texture of this wine is really something. It’s totally transparent with blackberries, blueberries, earth, stone and mushrooms. Flowers too. Full-bodied with firm tannins that give super form and length to this. Freshness. Almost all merlot with a tiny dash of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Perhaps the best ever? Certainly at the same level as the 2019. About 14,000 bottles made.

95-97 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

Wow. Awesome crème de cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as classic Saint-Emilion chalky minerality and floral notes emerge from the 2020 Château Croix De Labrie, and it's medium to full-bodied, with stunning purity, ripe, building tannins, and a great finish. It's slightly more vibrant and fresher than the 2018, yet is certainly in the same ballpark, if not better, qualitatively. This gem will be well worth seeking out.

93-95 / 100

Robert Parker

Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Croix de Labrie wafts out of the glass with flamboyant notions of sandalwood, red roses, ground cloves and cedar chest, giving way to a core of stewed black plums, Morello cherries and boysenberries, plus a waft of bouquet garni. The medium to full-bodied palate has a rock-solid backbone of firm, ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, nicely framing the muscular black fruits, finishing long and spicy.