2016 Le Crock (St-Estephe)

St-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
drink or keep
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Case Quantity
Wine Score
89 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019
88-90 points, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Apr 2017 91 pts, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2017
89-92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2017 93 pts, J-M Quarin, quarin.com, Apr 2017 16.5++ poi
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2016 Le Crock (St-Estephe)

Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2016 Le Crock has a crisp, pure, focused bouquet replete with brambly red fruit, orange zest and light spicy notes; the aromatics here convey plenty of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, quite rounded tannins for a Saint Estèphe. One of the more forward examples tasted from the appellation, yet well balanced. A smooth Szechuan pepper note lingers on the aftertaste. 89 points

Neal Martin

The 2016 Le Crock is a blend of 46% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It has an intense bouquet, showing quite noticeable new oak compared to some of its peers although there is a modest 30%. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin. This feels grainy in texture, one of the Left Bank wines that could be a doppelgänger for 2010, with a grippy, slightly masculine finish. Hopefully, it will develop more flesh during its élevage. 88-90 points

Jane Anson

From the Léoville Poyferré stable, this is beautifully fresh, rich and tight. An excellent wine, extre r. The clay-rich terroir and the high percentage of Merlot combine to make a Saint-Estèphe of striking texture and depth. Because of the small berries of the Cabernet and the lower production of that grape, the 2016 blend includes more Merlot. 89-92 points

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