|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol|
This tiny Pomerol property (3.66 hectares) now has the same ownership as Chateau Latour. Planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This is a Chateau to watch.
The 2018 Le Vray Croix de Gay has one of the vintage’s more opulent bouquets, featuring luscious red cherries, wild strawberry and black truffle, plus licorice and hints of cassis blossoming with aeration. The palate is well balanced with succulent ripe tannins, gentle grip and fine acidity. Almost pastille-like toward the finish, which, as I suggested from barrel, does not quite deliver the complexity that the aromatics deserve. Still, it should give 15–20 years of drinking pleasure. 2022 - 2042
Very tight and focused with ultra fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Medium body. Fresh finish.
Deep purple in colour with crushed cherries and bramble fruit on the nose. The palate is glossy and bright, with soft tannins and vibrant acidity. The fruit is compact but fleshy, giving a lithe juiciness to the wine. Subtle spices on the finish complement the red cherries and add a savoury character. This is open knit and forward, and will prove delicious early drinking.
The 2018 Le Vray Croix de Gay has a sensual bouquet with red cherry, strawberry, warm bricks and light truffle tones, very detailed and nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and ripe with a fine bead of acidity. It just misses a little complexity and matière towards the finish, but otherwise this is a fine Pomerol that will give 20 years of drinking pleasure. 2022 - 2042