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2018 Le Crock, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1419188 92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A blend of 44% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Château Le Crock is a rich, beautifully textured, opulent effort that has loads of black cherries, graphite, crushed herbs and earthy notes. It's ripe, sexy, and beautifully textured, yet also fresh and pure. The 2018 hit 14.3% alcohol, with a pH of 3.71 and an IPT of 80. It’s a serious wine. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Packed with dry tannins, this wine also has beautiful, ripe fruits. Bright acidity and a black currant flavor give freshness to the wine and contrast with the massive tannins. (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

92-93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Lovely spiciness and dark-fruit character with hints of walnuts and hazelnuts. Medium body. Firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark According to owner Sara Lecompte Cuvelier, who also runs Léoville-Poyferré, there's more concentration here than in the St-Julien property since they had to wait for full ripeness of the skins but then lost the volume in the process, and found less juice than expected when the grapes came into the cellar. This has clear quality, with a slightly austere acidity that you feel pulsing all the way through the palate from beginning to end, giving lift and freshness. Its ageing ability is apparent in its intensity and concentration. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

88-91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Le Crock is soft, supple and easygoing, all of which make it a good choice for drinking now and over the near and medium term. Even though the heat of the vintage is evident in the wine's radiant fruit and textural richness, the 2018 nevertheless retains lovely floral infused top notes that add brightness. Dry, warm east winds at the end of the summer caused dehydration and dropped yields down to 35 hectoliters per hectare from the more normal 45. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Deepest cherry red. Pretty, scented dark fruit with a touch of vanilla sweetness. Chewy, rich and smooth all at once. Packed with fruit and well-structured without any dryness on the finish. So smooth. Opens up to violets and lovely sweet and fresh fruit. Velvety and generous. Really aromatic with time in the glass. Tangy finish, the structure building at the end. (JH) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

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