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RP
89-91
JS
91
JR
14.5
Chateau Croizet-Bages 2018

Chateau Croizet-Bages 2018

Fifth Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Croizet-Bages 2018

The finesse of a generous and fresh Pauillac

A vintage remarkable in many ways, 2018 will undoubtedly be included in the history of great years at the Grand Cru Classe Pauillac, located on the left bank of Bordeaux - Chateau Croizet-Bages.

The heavy rainfall of spring brought with it an exceptional pressure from mildew, made even worse by storms. The beautiful sunny and dry summer that arrived in July resulted in water stress for the vines. Despite all these challenges, the fruit was able to ripen beautifully and the harvest yielded fruit that foreshadowed a fantastic wine from early on.

A fantastic vintage, the Chateau Croizet-Bages 2018 can be compared to some other spectacular vintages, evoking the richness of the 2009 and the power of the 2016. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%), the Chateau Croizet -Bages 2018 reflects the identity of the great terroir of Pauillac.

At the tasting, the Chateau Croizet-Bages 2018 presents a dark purple color. The intense and expressive nose opens with generous aromas of crushed red berries and cherries, evolving aromas of dried tobacco leaf. Mineral graphite notes of pencil lead contribute to the signature style of this Pauillac wine. Juicy, generous and powerful, the wine wraps the palate with its ample and full-bodied texture, structured by tannins with a beautiful grain. The finish is very persistent and fresh. A red grand vin from Pauillac promising a beautiful evolution over the years to come.

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Chateau Croizet-Bages 2018
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Parker

89-91

100
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J. Suckling

91

100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Croizet Bages gives up vibrant notes of crushed red and black currants, Morello cherries and baked raspberries with touches of tobacco, dried herbs and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with generous red and black fruit preserves, supported by firm, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing with an invigorating herbal lift.
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