Chateau Croizet Bages Pauillac 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Pauillac
DC
91
WA
91
JS
91
WE
90
VM
90
Additional vintages
DC
91
Rated 91 by Decanter
This wine continues a good run for Croizet Bages with the depth and persistency you want from a Pauillac estate. It’s enjoyable and well put together with high levels of freshness and tannins that are evident without being overpowering. It’s not quite at the 2016 level for me, and has less complexity than some in 2018, but I’ve tasted on several occasions always with the same positive impression - it’s very good. While it’s a little subdued right now, I upped the score of the 2016 when tasting in bottle so it may be that it just needs a little time to bed down over ageing. 50% new oak used. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040. ... More details
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Chateau Croizet Bages Pauillac 2018 750ml

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Professional Ratings
DC
91
WA
91
JS
91
WE
90
VM
90
DC
91
Rated 91 by Decanter
This wine continues a good run for Croizet Bages with the depth and persistency you want from a Pauillac estate. It’s enjoyable and well put together with high levels of freshness and tannins that are evident without being overpowering. It’s not quite at the 2016 level for me, and has less complexity than some in 2018, but I’ve tasted on several occasions always with the same positive impression - it’s very good. While it’s a little subdued right now, I upped the score of the 2016 when tasting in bottle so it may be that it just needs a little time to bed down over ageing. 50% new oak used. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040.
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Croizet Bages gives up vibrant notes of crushed red and black currants, Morello cherries and baked raspberries with touches of tobacco, dried herbs and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with generous red and black fruit preserves, supported by firm, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing with an invigorating herbal lift.
JS
91
Rated 91 by James Suckling
Fresh blackcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice and walnut on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Sleek and fresh. Try from 2024.
WE
90
Rated 90 by Wine Enthusiast
A soft, ripe and fruity wine, this has attractive blackberry fruits and gentle tannins. A core of dryness gives the wine some aging potential. It will be an enjoyable, friendly wine from 2024.
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Croizet-Bages has a fragrant, well-defined nose with the blackberry and briary notes that I observed from barrel; this is one of the most satisfying aromatics I have encountered from this Pauillac estate. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, plenty of graphite-infused black fruit and a fine bead of acidity. A little dry on the finish but quite persistent. This is a fine Croizet-Bages that should please those whose knees tremble at the thought of "classic" Left Bank Cabernet.
Winery
: Austere in style, medium bodied with a focus on red berries, there is some dryness to the tannins in this classically styled Bordeaux . From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26%…
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Pauillac
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 91 - This wine continues a good run for Croizet Bages with the depth and persistency you want from a Pauillac estate. It’s enjoyable and well put together with high levels of freshness and tannins that are evident without being overpowering. It’s not quite at the 2016 level for me, and has less complexity than some in 2018, but I’ve tasted on several occasions always with the same positive impression - it’s very good. While it’s a little subdued right now, I upped the score of the 2016 when tasting in bottle so it may be that it just needs a little time to bed down over ageing. 50% new oak used. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040.
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The blended red wines of Bordeaux have gone down in history as the finest wines every produced, with collectors and many of the general public still eagerly anticipating the wineries of this region's new releases to this day. The secret to Bordeaux's monumental success has been their careful blending of high quality grape varietals, controlled and protected by French law. In Bordeaux, wineries can only produce red wines using a blend of two or more of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Carménere grape varietals, with the latter two becoming less and less commonly seen on bottles. The vast majority of Bordeaux red wines use Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varietals, boosted by a little Petit Verdot. These three grapes compliment each other beautifully as they age in oak, rounded out their tannins and the high astringency of the Sauvignon, and resulting in wonderfully complex flavors and aromas.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

The wineries of Bordeaux in France are widely considered to be amongst the finest on earth, with many of the chateaux found on the Left Bank and in the Médoc region routinely demanding enormous prices and being snapped up by collectors looking to add the best examples of the world's white and red wines to their cellars. Bordeaux's secret to success comes from the fact that the terroir of the region is exceptionally rich in minerals, helped by the clay and gravel soils which typify the area and the Gironde river which runs through it. Normally humid in climate, the nearby Atlantic coast supplies cooling breezes, making Bordeaux a winemaker's dream and resulting in extremely high quality grape varietals. For hundreds of years, the wineries of Bordeaux have been mastering the art of wine blending, and today produce a wide range of wine styles using many of the sixteen grape varietals permitted to grow in the region by French law.
fields

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.
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Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The blended red wines of Bordeaux have gone down in history as the finest wines every produced, with collectors and many of the general public still eagerly anticipating the wineries of this region's new releases to this day. The secret to Bordeaux's monumental success has been their careful blending of high quality grape varietals, controlled and protected by French law. In Bordeaux, wineries can only produce red wines using a blend of two or more of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Carménere grape varietals, with the latter two becoming less and less commonly seen on bottles. The vast majority of Bordeaux red wines use Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varietals, boosted by a little Petit Verdot. These three grapes compliment each other beautifully as they age in oak, rounded out their tannins and the high astringency of the Sauvignon, and resulting in wonderfully complex flavors and aromas.
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Region: Bordeaux

The wineries of Bordeaux in France are widely considered to be amongst the finest on earth, with many of the chateaux found on the Left Bank and in the Médoc region routinely demanding enormous prices and being snapped up by collectors looking to add the best examples of the world's white and red wines to their cellars. Bordeaux's secret to success comes from the fact that the terroir of the region is exceptionally rich in minerals, helped by the clay and gravel soils which typify the area and the Gironde river which runs through it. Normally humid in climate, the nearby Atlantic coast supplies cooling breezes, making Bordeaux a winemaker's dream and resulting in extremely high quality grape varietals. For hundreds of years, the wineries of Bordeaux have been mastering the art of wine blending, and today produce a wide range of wine styles using many of the sixteen grape varietals permitted to grow in the region by French law.
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Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.