Vray Croix de Gay 2019


This tiny Pomerol property (3.67 hectares) now has the same ownership as Chateau Latour. Planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Along with Chateau Le Prieure, this is run by Pénélope Godefroy. This is a Chateau to watch. Certified organic in 2018, and practicing biodynamically. The vines have an average age of 50 years.


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Tasting Notes

The 2019 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with an abv of 14.5%. The wine will be aged in 40% new French oak, 50% second fill barrels and 10% third fill barrels. Just 775 cases produced. Deep ruby in colour with a spicy nose of mulled cherries and blood orange. The palate is fleshy, with juicy red cherries and plums. The tannins are crunchy but soften nicely through the mid palate, allowing the floral, forward and juicy fruit to shine through. The oak is peppery and lightly smoky with tobacco but subtle and integrated. This vibrant and lithe wine should offer early and mid-term drinking pleasure.

Score: 17+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

The 2019 Vray Croix de Gay comes from a Pomerol estate I know well, though for some inexplicable reason I have not tasted recent vintages. That is obviously now rectified. It has a lovely bouquet, very pure and expressive with red cherries, wild strawberry, flecks of brown spices and loamy notes that emerge with aeration. The palate is cohesive and smooth, the fine tannins framing the red berry fruit laced with truffle and ferrous notes. It is quintessentially Pomerol and it should age well. It is nice to be reacquainted. 2025 - 2045

Score: 92/94Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Vray Croix de Gay has a powerful perfume of red roses, candied violets and jasmine tea over a core of stewed plums, black cherry compote and kirsch with wafts of tobacco leaf and powdered cinnamon. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with fragrant red and black fruits, framed by fantastic freshness and plush tannins, finishing long and wonderfully floral.

Score: 92/94+Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020

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