In Robert Parker's Guide to Bordeaux Chateau Les Cruzelles is rated as one of the 'outstanding' Lalande-de-Pomerol chateaux. This 10-hectare estate is under the eye of Denis Durantou, a renowned Bordeaux winemaker from l'Eglise Clinet, whose reputation as 'the man of the soil' couldn't be more of an understatement. The vineyards are planted with 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, with a small production of around 2000 cases per annum.
Property owned by l'Eglise Clinet's enigmatic and highly respected Denis Durantou. Superb value. Slightly smoky nose with abundant black fruit. Excellent texture with fused red and black fruit, plenty of energy with ripe, firm tannins, mocha and touch of spice. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with 45 % new oak.