Chateau Croix de Labrie produces around 400 cases of their first wine, making this a rare and exciting opportunity to taste! While Chateau Croix de Labrie is considered enjoyable drinking throughout its life, a fully mature vintage is incredibly smooth, luscious and rich! Don't wait much longer to open this one!
Chateau Croix de Labrie is an incredibly small Saint-Emilion estate, producing a small quantity of predominantly Merlot wines of exceptional quality. 2.52 hectares of vineyards are scattered around the heart of Saint-Emilion and are tended by winemaker Axelle Courdurie. Old vines, 98% of which are Merlot and averaging around 40 years of age, yield small numbers of highly concentrated grapes.
The estate is often described to be organised as if it was in Burgundy. Each vineyard plot is vinified separately, in French oak barrels or vats, before blending and maturing in new French oak for at least 18 months. Ultimately, these processes create wines which can be enjoyed for nearly twenty years from release!
This is a sexy little wine made for hedonists. Rich, velvety, plush waves of dark chocolate covered plums, licorice and minerals fill your palate. This 100% Merlot is drinking perfectly today. Owners should drink this wine young to capture its fruit and vitality.
A tiny production St.-Emilion, the 2000 Croix de Labrie offers a big, thick mouthful of wine, loads of flavor, and a distinctive, modern style emphasizing melted chocolate, graphite, coffee bean, creme de cassis, and jammy black currants. While not terribly subtle, it is loaded with flavor. Enjoy this juicy, fully mature effort over the next 5-7 years.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.