Château-de-Cruzeau Pessac Leognan 2019
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
"Blackberries, blackcurrants, black olives, tea leaves, bark and dried earth on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. A little austere and tight for now. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Better after 2024." James Suckling 91 points Drink 2023-33
This savory wine with structure and ripe tannins is led by juicy Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the black-currant fruits and firm texture. This is a well-constructed wine, with a dark, solid aftertaste. Drink from 2025
The 2019 de Cruzeau is impeccable and absolutely delicious. Silky contours and pretty floral accents give this mid-weight Pessac- Léognan its charming, gracious personality. Crushed flowers, red berry fruit, orange peel, dried herbs and gravel lead into the delineated finish. The 2019 has developed into a very pretty, understated wine.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cruzeau opens with notes of crushed black and red currants, warm black plums and chargrill plus touches of bouquet garni, tilled soil and tapenade. Medium-bodied, the palate has appealing harmony, featuring straightforward, crunchy black fruits and a sturdy frame of chewy tannins, finishing refreshing.
Shows a ripe, forward and friendly profile, with cherry paste and red currant pâte de fruit notes lined with light savory and singed vanilla notes. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. 15,000 cases made, 1,065 cases imported.