Wine Advocate | Rating: 93A tiny production St.-Emilion, the 2000 Croix de Labrie 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. Enjoy this juicy, fully mature effort over the next 5-7 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Blackberry and vanilla character, with hints of mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Very fine.Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Bright medium ruby. Exotic aromas of cherry, coffee and roasted oak; strong element of torrefaction. Lush, dense and minerally; fat and full. Seems more energetically extracted than the 2000 but has the density and sweetness of fruit to support it. Finishes with very ripe tannins and strong fruit. A sexy wine in the making.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2002
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94This shows so much black truffle and wet earth character with just a hint of dried fruit. Full and velvety. Extremely long finish. Gorgeous expression of this terrior.Author: James Suckling
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 433 bottles owned
- 74 collectors