2020 Croix de Labrie, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1539498 98-99 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The focus and texture of this wine is really something. It’s totally transparent with blackberries, blueberries, earth, stone and mushrooms. Flowers too. Full-bodied with firm tannins that give super form and length to this. Freshness. Almost all merlot with a tiny dash of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Perhaps the best ever? Certainly at the same level as the 2019. About 14,000 bottles made. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Wow. Awesome crème de cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as classic Saint-Emilion chalky minerality and floral notes emerge from the 2020 Château Croix De Labrie, and it's medium to full-bodied, with stunning purity, ripe, building tannins, and a great finish. It's slightly more vibrant and fresher than the 2018, yet is certainly in the same ballpark, if not better, qualitatively. This gem will be well worth seeking out. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Croix de Labrie wafts out of the glass with flamboyant notions of sandalwood, red roses, ground cloves and cedar chest, giving way to a core of stewed black plums, Morello cherries and boysenberries, plus a waft of bouquet garni. The medium to full-bodied palate has a rock-solid backbone of firm, ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, nicely framing the muscular black fruits, finishing long and spicy. (LPB) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Croix de Labrie is superb. Rich, pliant and wonderfully expressive, it dazzles right out of the gate. Inky red fruit, rose petal, cinnamon, cedar, new leather and mint all build in the glass. Silky and plush, with terrific balance, the 2020 is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine. (AG) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

K&L Notes

91-93 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2020 Croix de Labrie is superb. Rich, pliant and wonderfully expressive, it dazzles right out of the gate. Inky red fruit, rose petal, cinnamon, cedar, new leather and mint all build in the glass. Silky and plush, with terrific balance, the 2020 is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine." (5/2021)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2021 | Send Email
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The first 2020 I tasted in April Exotic nose of Asian spice and toasty oak. Tons of everything-fruit-acid-tannin. Big mouthful and a definite ager. Blueberry fruits at the end. Plenty of tannin évident, but they are round.
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