2005 Croix De Gay, Pomerol

SKU #1063312 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is one of the finest efforts to yet emerge from this estate located on the plateau of Pomerol. A combination of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, it tips the scales at nearly 14% alcohol. Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a sweet bouquet of loamy soil, blueberries, cherries, plums, and mocha, it possesses lovely ripeness, savory elegance, purity, and overall balance. Enjoy it over the next 15 years.  (4/ 2006)

Jancis Robinson

 Pale. Chocolate, low key on the nose but with real follow-through on the palate. Delicate and rewarding and a great food wine. Highest scoring wine so far!  (8/ 2009)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium red-ruby. Dark berries, licorice, underbrush and smoky oak on the inviting nose, plus a whiff of leather. Easygoing and sweet, with pliant flavors of black cherry, dark berries and smoky underbrush. Finishes with round, soft tannins and subtle length. Not a gripping style, but very typical Pomerol Merlot.  (5/ 2009)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol