2016 Ch Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol - 6x75cl
06B6CRUZ6PK _ 2016 - Ch Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château les Cruzelles
  • Region Lalande de Pomerol
  • Grape Cabernet Franc / Merlot
  • Drinking 2021 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2016 - Ch Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château les Cruzelles
  • Region Lalande de Pomerol
  • Grape Cabernet Franc / Merlot
  • Drinking 2021 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £145.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £105.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 91-93

    90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. This is always a good bet from the Denis Durantou cellar. A spicy fruit nose is supported by compact tannin layers and ripe berry fullness on the palate. CP

  • Neal Martin, January 2019, Score: 92

    The 2016 Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou’s other Lalande de Pomerol after La Chenade, was bottled around the same time, at the end of May 2018. It has a slightly more savory bouquet than the La Chenade, featuring scents of black cherry and lavender plus light notes of crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannin. There is a symmetry and tension about this Les Cruzelles that I love. It’s a tad closed at the moment, but it will open in its own time. "Give it a chance to mellow," says Durantou. Sage advice. 2022 - 2038

  • Neal Martin, April 2017, Score: 91-93

    The 2016 Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou's second estate in Lalande-de-Pomerol, is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked 22-29 September and on 6 October, respectively. The yield is 40 hectoliters per hectare, and it is matured in 50% new oak. It has a very fragrant bouquet with perfumed red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit infused with minerals, like the La Chenade, very harmonious and detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, crisp acidity, a little spicier than the La Chenade and perhaps with a touch more persistence on the finish. Cellar space should be made for this sensual and engaging wine, and if prices follow their trend as in previous years, it could be one of the Right Bank's outstanding values. Drink Date 2020 - 2035

  • Antonio Galloni, Janauary 2019, Score: 93

    The 2016 Les Cruzelles is every bit as captivating from bottle as it was from barrel. Dense, pliant and inviting, the 2016 has so much to offer. Black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice, new leather and lavender all run through this super-expressive, pliant Lalande de Pomerol from Denis Durantou. The 2016 offers a striking combination of fruit intensity and structure. I loved it. 2021 - 2031

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2017, Score: 90-93

    The 2016 Lés Cruzelles is a more serious, structured wine than the Chenade. Beams of tannin give the wine its sense of energy and drive. Blue and purplish hued stone fruits, licorice, lavender, menthol and graphite are nicely delineated. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2016 will need a year or two in bottle to be at its best. I was not at all surprised when Denis Durantou told me he planned to give the 2016 an extra month or two in barrel. The wine will probably need all of that added time in barrel to fully come together.

  • James Suckling, April 2017, Score: 91-92

    A very finely textured red with cherries, chocolate and berries. Medium body and fine tannins. A beauty.

  • Decanter, April 2017, Score: 92

    Another success from Denis Durantou. How many times does this man need to prove that he can deliver in every vintage? His wines are just so utterly drinkable, that's the key to Durantou. This was a little tighter and more serious, then we changed samples to a younger one which is more expressive, and you feel the juice catching the tannins in that wonderful way where there are two tracks happening - the top frame of fruits and wet stones, and then the juice bubbling underneath, filling out the mid-palate. Love this. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on gravel-clay soils yielding 40hl/ha, aged in 50% new oak. The Merlot was picked between 22nd and 29th September while the Cab Franc was picked on 6th October.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2017, Score: 17.5+

    If La Chenade (q.v.) is the Red Maiden then Les Cruzelles is the Black Knight. The liquorice and black cherry notes here, coupled with the delicious, lip-smacking acidity and plush mid-palate make this a drop dead gorgeous wine.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2017, Score: 16.5+

    90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Picked 22-29 September and 6 October. More clay and 50% new oak. Ripe and round with real racy structure. Lots of energy and a little more tannin than the Chenade. Good stuff! GV. Drink 2022-2030

  • Tim Atkin, May 2017, Score: 92

    Les Cruzelles is sourced from clay soils and tends to be more structured and backward than its stable mate, La Chenade. Firm and slightly gruff in its youth, but with lovely underlying fruit, subtle oak and the texture that it always a feature of Denis Durantou’s wines. 2022-30


Château les Cruzelles

Part of the incredibly well-respected Durantou stable, this 10 hectare estate is rated as one of the "outstanding" Lalande-de-Pomerol Châteaux, in Robert Parker's Bordeaux guide. The grape varietals grown are 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Only 2,000 cases are made.


Lalande de Pomerol

Lalande de Pomerol is situated to the north-west of the Dordogne River north of Pomerol. Similar to the great Pomerol appellation the wines are Merlot dominated but sold at a fraction of the price. Some great value wines can be found to the south of the Lalande de Pomerol region as only the Barbanne River separates the two appellations.