Château Croizet-Bages 2016 - A.O.C Pauillac
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89.0 sur 100 based on 8 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

89-91/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
16.5/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
87/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
92-93/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
91/
Score de Decanter
Decanter
86-89/
Score de vinous
Vinous
87/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

The 2016 Croizet Bages has a clean and well-defined bouquet with tobacco-tinged black fruit, conservative but nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm and grainy tannin. It displays some elegance towards the finish, something that I do not always find in this Pauillac growth and it may well mature into a fine, probably earlier-drinking 2016 compared to its peers. But there is a sense of style in situ.
89-91
points on 100
The moderate red currant and pomegranate fruit lacks the intensity of most of its peers in this vintage, while light cedar, herb and juniper notes leave a slightly rustic, woodsy feel on the finish. Drink now through 2027. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 7,000 cases made.
87
points on 100
Lots of blackcurrant and hot-stone character on the nose. Full and tannic with a chewy finish. Shows structure. Very well done.
92-93
points on 100
This is a little overly coffee-drenched on the attack, although I have really been enjoying the resurgence of Croizet-Bages over the last few vintages and it has become a Pauillac to watch. Once the attack subsides, this is tight and deep with intense black fruits, juicy on the finish. A good showing.
91
points on 100
Very ripe cassis. Cool finish. Not too much heart and soul and a bit austere on the end but very correct and very bordelais.
16.5
points on 20
Dégusté juste après mise, le 2016 confirme ses belles dispositions, il est charnu, avec un fruité frais et juteux et un joli éclat en finale.
16.5
points on 20
The 2016 Croizet-Bages is plump, juicy and delicious. There is lovely immediacy to the 2016. A rush of black cherry, plum, licorice, smoke and tobacco meld together in this pliant, open-knit Pauillac. I suppose the 2016 could use just a bit more focus, as it is a bit diffuse today. Hopefully that will come with time. There is good potential here.
86-89
points on 100
Sharp tannins and on the lean, cranberry side of the style range the wine is a solid example of old-school, classic Bordeaux.
87
points on 100

Description

From the seventeenth century, the existence of this vineyard is duly established as part of the important area of ​​Bages. At the end of the 18th century, it was sold to the Croizet brothers, who had an active role during the Revolution, which earned them important positions in the canton of Pauillac. But, at the advent of the Empire, they thought it best to be very discreet and sold the wine to Jean de Puytarac, a member of a very old Gascon family. In 1853, two years before the classification of 1855, Château Croizet-Bages became the property of the Calvé family, which modified somewhat the mark which then became: Château Calvé Croizet-Bages, and this until the end of the year 1934. It was at this period that Mr. Paul Quié became acquirer of this vintage which has since remained in the same family. Today, the "castle", formerly attached directly to the property, is no longer part of the estate. Located in the heart of Pauillac, it is currently used as a Youth Center and is known as Château La Tourelle.


Château Croizet-Bages in renewal

The entire property is located on the Bages plateau which overlooks Pauillac from a height of about 20 meters. As a result, the entire vineyard benefits from the same type of soils, ie deep gravel mixed with a bit of very poor black soil, this on a depth of 6 meters, before encountering a slight layer of soil. clay to which succeeds again a thick layer of serious more compact. For about 20 years, the vineyard was being rebuilt; this long work is now complete. To date, its area is 28 hectares. Until the 1986 harvest, only one old concrete vat existed. Since then, new premises consisting of a winemaking cell with a capacity of more than 2000 hl and an isothermal and watertight vat of 1600 hl have been produced to improve the quality of vinification. A renewal is therefore underway, and everything is done to extend the field to its best.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Croizet-Bages
  • Type of wine
    Fifth Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Pauillac
  • Superficy
    30 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    Hand harvested
  • Barrels
    47% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2036
  • Wine apogee
    2030
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Pauillac is made with a vineyard that has an area of 30 hectares by Château Croizet-Bages. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are Hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 47% of new barrels.

Pauillac

The Pauillac appellation is located on the left bank of the Gironde and brings together exceptional climatic and geological conditions, which allows it to produce very great wines. Capital of the Médoc viticole, the port city of Pauillac gave its name to the appellation. The AOC can boast of having three wines in the first five classified growths of 1855: Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. On its 1,200 ha of vines, Pauillac produces 54,000 hl of red wines each year. Note that Mouton-Rothschild also produces a white wine.
Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it indeed has 18 classified growths which represent 85% of its production. Perched on a beautiful rump of gravels, its terroir is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon assembled with Merlot and to a lesser extent with Petit Verdot and Malbec.