La Croix de Gay 2014
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: La Croix de Gay
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Classification: Production: 1892 Cases
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 12 bottle
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=93 Blueberries and spices with some black-pepper aromas. Medium body and firm and silky tannins that are polished and integrated. Needs two to three years to soften. Tight and pretty.
WA=89 The 2014 La Croix de Gay has a detailed bouquet with crisp blackberry and redcurrant aromas, a little orange blossom and even baking powder emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very supple and quite rounded in the mouth with dark cherries, blueberry and a touch of iodine on the pretty finish that will have consumer appeal. This is a well-crafted Pomerol from the famille Raynaud-Lebreton.
AG=89 The 2014 Croix de Gay has a rounded, gamey bouquet; raspberry coulis and strawberry notes, a little “warm” compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, grainy in texture, a hint of black truffle towards the finish and satisfying persistence in terms of aftertaste. Fine. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
WS=89 A pretty style, with a light hint of shiso leaf amid the mulled cherry and raspberry flavours, backed by a persistent black tea note on the silky finish. Lacks a ton of range, but what's there is suave. Drink now through 2028.