2018 La Croix de Gay Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94 WE 94 JL 92 DC 91 JD 91 WS 90
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

A rich, multilayered nose of dark fruit, mushrooms, earth and violets. Some black olives, too. Full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins that are polished and refined. The finish is persistent and beautiful. Creamy at the...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

This powerful, Merlot-dominated wine is densely textured and concentrated. Powerful, dark fruits are as intense as the tannins, offering huge richness. For contrast, fresher acidity shoots through the wine, adding to the...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Medium bodied, forward and already displaying its mix of truffle, leaf, cherry, spice and red plum on the nose and palate. The wine is soft, juicy and fresh, leaving you with silky, sweet cherries and a lot of up-front...
DC 91

Decanter, November 2020

This has deepened over ageing, with a clear focus on blackberry puree, still with silky tannins and a touch of gloss.
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

Showing nicely, the 2018 Château La Croix De Gay offers a rich, nicely concentrated, textured style as well as notable purity in its smoky black fruits, charcuteries, spice, dried herbs, and cedary aromas and flavors. It...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, January 2021

Enticing, with a mix of crushed plum and loganberry fruit that has good inner brightness, while racy anise, savory and mineral details fill in throughout. Good cut on the finish too. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 La Croix de Gay, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the illustrious Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France. This captivating red wine exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship that the region is celebrated for, showcasing a perfect marriage of elegance and power. The wine is enclosed with a traditional cork closure, preserving its precious contents for years to come.

In the glass, the La Croix de Gay 2018 reveals a deep, inviting red hue, hinting at the complexity that awaits. Aromas dance gracefully from the glass, offering a rich and multilayered bouquet. Dark fruits take center stage, intermingling with earthy notes, mushrooms, and delicate violet undertones. A unique addition of black olives adds a touch of intrigue to the aromatic symphony.

On the palate, this wine truly shines, displaying a full-bodied profile that is both harmonious and refined. Layers of ripe tannins coat the tongue, creating a velvety texture that is simply irresistible. The finish is remarkably persistent and exquisitely beautiful, leaving a creamy sensation that lingers long after the last sip. With a moderate alcohol percentage of 14.5%, the wine achieves a perfect balance between intensity and finesse.

Renowned wine critics have bestowed high praise upon the 2018 La Croix de Gay, further solidifying its status as a remarkable vintage. James Suckling awards it an impressive 94 points, commending its polished tannins and persistent finish. Wine Enthusiast also bestows a score of 94, noting the wine's powerful concentration and intense dark fruits. Decanter rates it at 91 points, highlighting its silky tannins and deepened character with aging.

The 2018 Château La Croix De Gay, as described by Jeb Dunnuck, captivates with its rich and concentrated style, showcasing smoky black fruits, spice, and dried herb aromas. Wine Spectator awards it 90 points, praising its enticing crushed plum and loganberry fruit, with racy anise and savory notes adding complexity. Jeff Leve describes the wine as medium-bodied, with a fresh and juicy character, leaving a lasting impression of silky sweet cherries.

Overall, the 2018 La Croix de Gay is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. With its remarkable depth, refined tannins, and enchanting aromatics, it is a true testament to the art of winemaking. While this wine can be enjoyed now, its true potential will be revealed with further cellaring. Drink after 2023 to fully appreciate the magnificence of this Pomerol gem.