2010 Chateau Le Crock

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Estephe
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 87
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 92-94--Jeff Leve: 90-91--Decanter: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :


"Offers a good beam of cassis and briar, with singed anise, lilac and black tea notes. Displays a juicy edge on the finish, and should unwind nicely in the short term. Best from 2014 through 2022. 11,417 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"The tiny, picturesque jewel of a property, sandwiched between Cos d'Estournel and Montrose, is owned by the same family that owns Chateau Leoville Poyferre in St.-Julien. A final blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2010 has turned out to be ripe, attractive wine with notes of sweet mocha, red and black currants, pen ink and light as well as sweet tannins. This wine is medium-bodied, elegant and best drunk over the next decade." (WA)

"A wine with blueberry and mineral character on the nose and a palate. Dried spices. Full body, with chewy tannins and a tangy finish. Needs time to soften. Better in 2016. " (JS)

"92-94 Big and tannic, very firm and tough. Yet all the fruit is there, offering great potential. There is a ripe, juicy aftertaste. Under the same ownership as Château Léoville-Poyferré in Saint-Julien." (WE)

"Le Crock - A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, the wine offers coco powder, cassis and black raspberry aromas. Medium bodied and round textured, this wine packs a lot of punch more the money. The wine ends with a fresh cassis finish. 90-91 Pts 90 points - Tasted Apr 19, 2011" (JL)

"Dense, leathery nose. Rich, suave, juicy, ample fruit here and good concentration as well as some zesty acidity. This isn’t subtle but it has vigour and structure and good grip on the finish, which is quite chocolaty. Good length" (Decanter)