2020 Croix de Labrie Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 98 JD 97 JL 96 WA 95 JA 94 VN 94 DC 92
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

This is a glorious 2020 with such pure fruit of currants and blackberries, as well as dark chocolate. It’s full and layered and opens in the glass to a lovely layer of fine, velvety tannins that are bright and citrusy...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(97+ points) The Grand Vin 2020 Château Croix De Labrie is brilliant and the finest wine I've tasted from this estate. Dense purple-hued, with a liqueur of limestone-like minerality intermixed with ripe black cherries...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Deeply colored, almost opaque in color, the wine opens with a blast of chocolate, black cherry liqueur, blueberries, licorice, espresso and licorice. But as good as the nose is, the palate is the star of the show...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021

(93 - 95 points) 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...
JA 94

janeanson.com, July 2023

The precision and the floral character rises steadily from start to finish, off-setting perfectly the succulent and opulent fruit, with its creamy black damson and cherry focus. The density and concentration of the...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Croix de Labrie is rich, sumptuous and a real head-turner. Jammy dark fruit, blood orange, mint, cinnamon, sweet oak and mocha are all amplified. Plush, silky tannins wrap it all together beautifully. The 2020 is...
DC 92

Decanter, February 2023

Smells extremely potent. Intense and liqueur-like on the palate. High-toned, there is a severity and sharpness to the fruit which shows edges of cinnamon and clove while the acidity runs underneath. This has a dark core...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Croix de Labrie, a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This exquisite red wine embodies the essence of its terroir, offering a complex and captivating tasting experience that will leave wine enthusiasts in awe.

In the glass, the 2020 Croix de Labrie reveals a deep, purple-black hue, hinting at the intensity and concentration that awaits. The aromas that waft from the glass are nothing short of mesmerizing. Notes of sandalwood, red roses, ground cloves, and cedar chest intermingle, creating an alluring and seductive bouquet. As you delve deeper, a core of stewed black plums, Morello cherries, and boysenberries emerges, accompanied by a subtle hint of bouquet garni.

On the palate, this wine makes a bold and powerful statement. It is full-bodied, with a rock-solid backbone of firm, ripe, and rounded tannins that provide structure and balance. The fruit flavors are intense and liqueur-like, with edges of cinnamon and clove adding a touch of spice. The acidity runs seamlessly underneath, adding freshness and vibrancy to the wine's profile. A dark core and sultry progression of flavors captivate the senses from beginning to end.

The 2020 Croix de Labrie is a wine that demands attention. It is big, brooding, and concentrated, showcasing plenty of power and concentration. However, it also displays finesse and elegance, never crossing the line into excessive opulence. With its juicy, chunky, and ripe characteristics, this wine is a true testament to the craftsmanship of Croix de Labrie.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the excellence of the 2020 Croix de Labrie. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 92 points, noting its intense aromas and sultry progression of flavors. James Suckling was even more enthusiastic, awarding the wine a remarkable 98 points and praising its pure fruit, fine velvety tannins, and multi-layered complexity. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the wine 95 points, highlighting its flamboyant aromas and muscular black fruit flavors. Other critics such as Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, and Jane Anson have also praised the wine for its opulence, balance, and precision.

The 2020 Croix de Labrie is a wine that can be enjoyed now for its immediate pleasure, or cellared for further complexity. It is recommended to drink this wine from 2024 to 2045 to fully appreciate its potential. Whether you choose to savor it on its own or pair it with a decadent meal, this wine is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.