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Château Croizet-Bages 2022

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 5ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Croizet-Bages
$32.71

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
Merlot 34%
Petit Verdot 1%
Château Croizet-Bages

Château Croizet-Bages

The Château Croizet-Bages is located in the hamlet of Bages in the town of Pauillac, in the heart of the Médoc. It was founded in the 17th century by the Croizet brothers.

The Château Croizet-Bages will be named Fifth Grand Cru Classé during the famous 1855 classification for the Paris Universal Exhibition.

Since 1942, it has belonged to the Quié family, and today it is Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe Quié who govern it with a family passion that has remained intact.

The Château Croizet-Bages looks after a 26-hectare vineyard planted on deep gravel and gravelly sand soils, including 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. The wines are aged for 18 months, including 12 to 14 months in French oak barrels, with the proportion of new wood ranging from 50 to 55%.

The estate produces a Second wine, Alias de Croizet-Bages.

The Château Croizet-Bages offers generous, fleshy and concentrated wines, where the purity of fruit blends harmoniously with tannins and spices, the hallmark of great Pauillac wines.

Critics Château Croizet-Bages 2022.

James Suckling
93/100
Jancis Robinson
16/20
Falstaff
92/100
Terre de Vins
94/100
Jane Anson
92/100
Jeb Dunnuck
94/100
Alexandre Ma
92/100
XL-VINS.FR - X. Lacombe
94/100

Description Château Croizet-Bages 2022.

In retrospect, the 2022 vintage has been somewhat troubling in terms, among other things, of some of its weather characteristics.

On the one hand, the early frost, which in the end had little effect on the vintage’s earliness ; and on the pther, the dought and the heat, both of which began very early in the season and continued uninterrupted until the end of the harvest.

Château Croizet-Bages watched with concern as the vines suffered, but then also with astonishment as they proved to be capable of withstanding such severe conditions.

What made this vintage unusual was the length of this very hot, dry period.

What made it even more unusual was the vines response in terms of fruit, « freshness », and the delicacy of the tannins. 

JamesSucling.com : 92-93/100 

"Juicy and nicely fruity with blackcurrant, walnut and light spice character. Medium to full body. Chewy at the end. Should fill in more in the center palate with the elevage".

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