2014 Vraye-Croix-de-Gay Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 WA 91
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2017

Very pretty plum and chocolate aromas with hints of flowers. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a savory finish. An underlying citrus character. Such balance and finesse. Better in 2020.
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017

The 2014 Vray Croix de Gay has an almost timid bouquet at first, and it necessitates coaxing it out from the glass, because there are certainly some pretty red berry fruit here, laced with black truffle and smoky scents...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2014 Vraye-Croix-de-Gay is a Bordeaux Blend red wine hailing from the esteemed Pomerol region in Bordeaux, France. With a captivating deep red color, this wine is a true delight to the eyes. Upon uncorking, the aromas of plum and chocolate immediately intoxicate the senses, accompanied by subtle hints of flowers, creating an alluring bouquet.

On the palate, this wine showcases a medium to full body, with fine tannins that provide a velvety texture. The flavors of dark cherry and black plum dance on the taste buds, intertwined with delicate notes of black truffle and smoky undertones. The balance and finesse of this wine are truly remarkable, demonstrating the craftsmanship of Vraye-Croix-de-Gay.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this vintage an impressive score of 93 points, praising its pretty aromas and savory finish. He also noted an underlying citrus character that adds complexity to the wine. Suckling suggests that the 2014 Vraye-Croix-de-Gay will continue to evolve and improve until 2020.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also commended this wine, bestowing it with a score of 91 points. The publication described the bouquet as initially timid but revealed enticing red berry fruit, complemented by the earthy scents of black truffle. The palate is characterized by supple and lithe tannins, accompanied by a keen line of acidity. The finish is surprisingly strict and linear, indicating that further aging in the bottle would enhance its potential.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this red wine offers a harmonious balance between alcohol and acidity. The 2014 Vraye-Croix-de-Gay is a wine that embodies elegance and sophistication, showcasing the unique terroir of Pomerol. It is recommended to decant this wine before serving to fully appreciate its complex flavors and aromas. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this Bordeaux Blend is a true gem that will undoubtedly impress any wine enthusiast.