A surprisingly good effort in a more stern, tannic, masculine vintage, the color is deep plum/garnet, and the wine has notes of underbrush, compost, smoke, vanilla, and herb-tinged cherries. Rather firmly structured, with some stiff rigid tannin still to dissipate, this wine is medium-bodied, relatively powerful for a Croix de Gay, with more muscle and power than most vintages.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87
Enticing aromas of ripe berry, cherry and raspberry aromas. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a light, fruity finish.