Croix De Labrie
Price: $110.63 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Atypically opulent, flamboyant, and extravagantly rich for a 2006, this tiny garagiste operation has fashioned a gorgeously sexy 2006 boasting sweet creme de cassis notes intermixed with kirsch, coffee, and subtle smoked herb and toast characteristics in the background. Full-bodied, round, and delicious, it is impossible to resist, so enjoy it over the next 8-10 years. Great value.
– Robert M. Parker, Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 94
Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, cassis, licorice and minerals on the nose, plus a hint of currant leaf. Suave, dense and rather fine-grained, with notes of black fruits, minerals, violet, dark chocolate and pepper. Finishes with an edge of acidity, but the tannins are dusty and broad and the wine seems unforced. The owner of this property added a parcel of old-vines merlot for the 2006 vintage.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 88-91
A rich and decadent wine with plum, licorice, meat and hints of chocolate powder. Medium to full body, round and juicy texture. Very fine. Tiny production.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 92
Juicy for the vintage, with plenty of ripe fruit and hints of mineral and coffee. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow, but could improve. Score range: 85-88.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 85-88