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2015 La Croix Blanche Montagne-Saint-Emilion

2015 La Croix Blanche Montagne-Saint-Emilion

90 Points John Caro
2015 La Croix Blanche Montagne-Saint-Emilion
90 Points John Caro

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A delicious and great-value red from a village in Bordeaux's Right Bank. Montagne is considered the best of the neighbouring satellite villages that are allowed to include the prestigious 'Saint-Emilion' to their names. Predominantly Merlot backed by spicy, aromatic Cabernet Franc, this has the plumpness and lush fruit of a classic Saint-Emilion style -- for a great price!

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Approximately 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Claude Guimberteau's family have run Château La Croix Blanche for five generations. The vineyard is 14 hectares and the age of the wines are 35 years old, with about 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The soil is clay and deep limestone. The pruning method is a single or double Guyot. The grapes are fermented at 28 degrees in thermo-regulated tanks that are made of stainless steel and cement for 30 days. The wine is then aged in a 110 liter French oak for 12 to 13 months.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2015 vintage

"Bright ruby color. Deep and open nose with smoked hints, slightly oaky. On the palate, the tannins are already mellow. A very elegant structure that can age 4 or 5 years. To serve with a roast beef, grilled pork ribs, slow cooked lamb..."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Merlot

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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