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2016 Château Cruzeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

  • 92 Point Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
  • Same Ownership as Château Guillot
  • 98 Point Vintage, Vinous Media
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About the Wine 

This impressive château was built in the 16th century on the western side of St. Emilion on the middle terrace of Libourne. Vines had already been planted around it in 1785. It became the property of the Luquot family (also proprietors of the renowned Pomerol estate, Château Guillot) in 1907. Since then, the property has been managed by the family with the objective of expressing the authentic qualities of the soil. Today, the fourth generation continues to invest in the quality of their vineyards and in their wine.

2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Aging: 16 months in oak barrels; 10% in new barrels, 50% in 1yo barrels and 40% in vats.

Tasting Notes: 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The color is ruby, dark, and brilliant. Complex nose, toasted, grilled, and fresh fruit (cherry). On the palate, the attack is round, supple. The tannins are sweet. Melted tannic power. The finish is silky. Aromatic finesse. Greedy.

Reviews 

This fortified chateau dates to the 16th century. Today's wine comes from 11 acres of vines dominated by Merlot. It is a firmly structured wine, with good tannins, ripe blackberries, and spiciness. Still firm, the wine needs to age. Drink from 2024. ~92 Wine Enthusiast 

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