Chateau Croix des Rouzes Pomerol 2018
"A bottle or a glass of Pomerol should always be a treat -- and this one is. It’s still a dark black-purple in colour, as you’d expect from the supremely generous 2018 vintage, with svelte, sweetly defined fresh plum and black cherry fruits billowing from the glass. On the palate, it is concentrated and deep with ample black fruit flavours (more plum than cherry now), sustaining though unforced acidity and plenty of ripe skin tannins in soft, tongue-coating style. This amiable, affable and ample wine is open and welcoming already -- indeed it’s hard to resist. But there’d be no harm, either, in keeping it for up to a decade: there’s plenty in its rucksack, and much fun to be had along the way".
Decanter Magazine 2021 - Platinum Medal - 97 points
Located northwest of the village of Pomerol, Château Croix des Rouzes is a small, family-owned estate, covering 3 hectares of land. The fifth generation of the family, Gilles and Jérôme Carles now look after the wines, producing authentic, great-value clarets. They are also focusing on organic cultivation, the protection of bees and encouraging biodiversity. Much investment has been made in recent years at the winery and in the vineyard and it really shows in its wines.
Platinum Medal & 97 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
92-93 Points - James Suckling