89–91. Barrel Sample. This is a ripe, juicy wine. It has a core of tannins but they are submerged by the generous black fruits and acidity. It is dense on the palate, but with an essential crispness on the close.
Just Amazing! Superb. We tasted the Croix de Labrie 2016 3 times: at Thunevin, Rolland and Fleur de Bouard. And one time at a merchant tasting. What a wine!!! Amazing of freshness, energy, dense and rich. Very elegant, creamy, all tannins are very silky with black fruits aromas. The palate is long and the wine stay for long. Definitly a beautiful wine. Since 2014 we are tasting the new wave of Chateau Croix de Labrie, and yes it is a rebirth! Bravo! keep that. Roger: sorry to say but you missed that wine, and you are underscore. Maybe sample open for long time. The chance we had, was to taste it in several places, and all of us give same scores between 95 and 97 Points!
Tasted 4 times and one time blind. Impressive, rich and fresh. Almost modern for Saint-Emilion, but this tiny estate is certainly a one to watch out. The palate is dense and rich. Impressive with black fruits aromas follow by hint of minerality and very well balanced. Tannins are fresh and round with no angle. One of the best from this estate, and the new owners are definitely going on pure terroir expressions.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.