Croix De Labrie
Drink: Drink Now
Price: $63.72 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Always one of the sexiest wines from Bordeaux, and probably best drunk in its first decade of life, this hedonistic fruit-bomb offers up oodles of jammy black cherry and black currant fruit interwoven with some floral notes, subtle oak, lead pencil shavings and a bit of toast. Voluptuous, full-bodied and silky smooth, with no aggressiveness, the tannins seem to melt on the palate, while the finish is long, supple and extravagant. Drink it over the next decade.
– Robert Parker Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 95
Wonderful complex nose with roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, coffee and strawberries. Great intensity and body on the palate with vibrant focused fruit. Layered texture and ripe and chewy tannins. Wonderful wine from a excellent terroir. Needs time to soften. Try in 2017.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 92
Solidly packed, this offers a dense core of ripe plum, fig and blackberry fruit flavors liberally laced with roasted alder, tobacco and bittersweet cocoa notes. Nice loamy edge on the finish, which is polished and lengthy. Has a little ways to go before it really opens up. Best from 2018 through 2025. 300 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 90