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2005 Chateau Le Crock Saint Estephe

I bought this wine directly from the producer in Bordeaux. Chateau Le Crock is owned by the Cuvelier family, the same owners of Leoville Poyferre in Saint Julien. I tasted the wine when I was visiting Leoville Poyferre and I liked it so much that I bought a few bottles on the spot. For 23 Eur it seemed to me like a good deal.

I had the chance to open a bottle with lunch on SUN and enjoy it at my own convenience. As one could guess from the picture – there is plenty of sediment left in the bottle – the wine sees a minor filtering. This is good for its further development in the bottle.

2005 Chateau Le Crock Saint Estephe

Blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 13% alc

A youthful dark red color. A developed and classic St Estephe nose, it started to develop beautiful aromas of truffles, mixed with smoke, fresh small black and red fruits, charcoal, cocoa, black pepper and a light, pleasant touch of greenness. Medium to full bodied, exposing a firm tannins structure in the mouth, with good grip and flavors of coffee, spices, ripe red fruit and tobacco on the palate. A medium depth and complexity, but still a very interesting wine with ability to age. Medium plus finish, with good freshness and juicy flavors of cocoa and red currant in the aftertaste. (90/100)

The wine opened more after 45 minutes of aeration in the bottle and developed more distinguished aromas of truffles, also becoming silkier on the palate. A very interesting wine and a great value for 23 Eur. At least that’s what I believe.

Categories: Bordeaux, France
  1. July 4, 2011 at 14:33

    Pai Bordeaux 2005 a devenit deja un chilipir, dupa ce s-a intamplat cu 2009 si 2010 🙂

  2. July 4, 2011 at 14:38

    Sa stii ca asa e. Dar Le Crock 2009 a fost lansat la 18 Eur en primeur anul trecut deci pastreaza cam aceeasi linie de pret si 2010 a fost lansat la 14.50 Eur pe sticla en primeur.

  1. July 9, 2011 at 11:55

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