2000 Chateau Croix de Labrie

Year: 2000
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 89-91
James Suckling: 94
Jeff Leve: 94
Red Wine


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"Blackberry and vanilla character, with hints of mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Very fine. Best after 2006. –JS " (WS)

"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." (WA)

"Bright medium ruby. Exotic aromas of cherry, coffee and roasted oak; strong element of torrefaction. Lush, dense and minerally; fat and full. Seems more energetically extracted than the 2000 but has the density and sweetness of fruit to support it. Finishes with very ripe tannins and strong fruit. A sexy wine in the making." (VM)

"This shows so much black truffle and wet earth character with just a hint of dried fruit. Full and velvety. Extremely long finish. Gorgeous expressiion of this terrior." (JS)

"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." (JL)

Winery Notes:
Château Croix de Labrie (100 % Merlot) produces about 200 to 400 cs, depending on the vintage.

Château Croix de Labrie, classified Grand Cru, is part of the Grand Vin de Bordeaux and is now considered as one of the rarest and one of the great wines of Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion with Ausone, Angelus, La Mondotte, Pavie, Valandraud, Cheval Blanc.

Rare and unique wines of Château Croix de Labrie are rich, dense, very fruity, with perfect ripeness. A very elegant very deep color, with lots of finesse. An ability to age for more than 15 years, but in his youth Croix de Labrie brings a lot of power, balance and freshness.