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2000 Château Croix De Labrie

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March 17, 2024 - $51

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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offers a big, thick mouthful of wine, loads of flavor, and a distinctive, modern style emphasizing melted chocolate, graphite, coffee bean, creme de cassis, and jammy black currants. While not terribly subtle, it is loaded with flavor.

90Wine Spectator

Blackberry and vanilla character, with hints of mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Very fine.

89-91Vinous / IWC

Exotic aromas of cherry, coffee and roasted oak; strong element of torrefaction. Lush, dense and minerally; fat and full. Finishes with very ripe tannins and strong fruit.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

VINTAGE

2000 Château Croix De Labrie

"One of St.-Emilion's most dazzling garage wines...production of this handcrafted garage wine is so small that the barrels in which it is aged are housed in the proprietor's living room." - Robert M. Parker, Jr.