"Flowers, licorice, dusty chocolate and sweet, silky plums are all over the place. Elegant, refined, fresh and vibrant, the silky finish is just great. You can enjoy this on release or age it for a few years for more complexity."
92 - The Wine Cellar Insider
Chateau Les Cruzelles was purchased by Denis Durantou in 2000, better known for owning one of the top estates in Pomerol, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet. Sadly, Denis passed away in 2020.
Located in the commune of Neac, only about 1 kilometer from Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, the terroir of Chateau Les Cruzelles shares many similarities with Pomerol, due to its rich, clay and gravel soil.
The 10.5-hectare vineyard is planted to 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. This could be the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc in the appellation of Lalande de Pomerol, though Merlot can reach up to 80% of the final blend.
The wine is fermented in tanks. The wine is then aged in 50% new French oak barrels before bottling. 2650 cases were produced.