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2016 Château Les Cruzelles (Dénis Durantou)


$29.00 per Bottle


39 Bottles




"The 2016 Les Cruzelles is every bit as captivating from bottle as it was from barrel. Dense, pliant and inviting, the 2016 has so much to offer. Black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice, new leather and lavender all run through this super-expressive, pliant Lalande de Pomerol from Denis Durantou. The 2016 offers a striking combination of fruit intensity and structure. I loved it." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2031

"The medium garnet-purple colored 2016 Les Cruzelles gives up notes of raspberry preserves and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of unsmoked cigars and tilled soil. Medium-bodied and softly textured, the palate delivers loads of red and black fruits with a velvety texture and lively finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2020-2033

"The 2016 Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou’s other Lalande de Pomerol after La Chenade, was bottled around the same time, at the end of May 2018. It has a slightly more savory bouquet than the La Chenade, featuring scents of black cherry and lavender plus light notes of crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannin. There is a symmetry and tension about this Les Cruzelles that I love. It’s a tad closed at the moment, but it will open in its own time. "Give it a chance to mellow," says Durantou. Sage advice." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2022-2038

"Decadent and rich aromas of dark berries and chocolate with some meat, following through to a medium to full body, round and juicy tannins and a fine, flavorful finish. Drink now." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019

"Ripe and round with real racy structure. Lots of energy and a little more tannin than the Chenade. Good stuff! GV." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/12/2017)

Rating: 16.5+
Drink from: 2022-2030

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