Château La Croix Blanche 2010, Ac Montagne Saint émilion

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
Bordeaux, France

$15.95 (349316)

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January 04, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Decent value for price with notes of old wood and dusty plum. Pretty traditional and rustic although relatively...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

There is some initial appeal and charm on the nose, with gentle mocha and fruit, but on the palate it is maturing,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A lightly smoky nose is matched by hickory, wood-inflected flavours on the palate; intensity is delivered at the...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is, at first, a quite stunning little right-bank Bordeaux, yet further proof that even lower-tiered châteaux could benefit from the remarkable 2010 vintage and offer exceptional value. It opens with an enticing aroma of smoky, briny olive tapenade, soon joined by wet slate / graphite, earth, green and black pepper, and a curious but not unappetizing medicinal element. If there's an obvious problem it's the lack of fruit, but it's there, some blackberry, raspberry, and dark cherry. The flavours thin out quickly, turning bitter, but it's still a solid entry point into 2010 Bordeaux.

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