|Kein geringerer als Denis Durantou, ebenfalls Eigner von Eglise Clinet, ist Besitzer dieses Gutes.
91-93 THE WINEADVOCATE: "This is produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet. The 2018 Les Cruzelles is blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc with 40% new oak and 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it features slightly reduced notions of asphalt and tires over a core of warm red and black plums, blackberry pie and boysenberries with hints of fruitcake, incense and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and packed with perfumed black fruit, it has a velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing long."
18 WEINWISSER: "80?% Merlot, 20?% Cabernet Franc. Tiefes Purpur mit violettem Rand. Intensives Bouquet mit schwarzen Johannisbeeren, dahinter dunkles Edelholz und dunkles Malz. Am Gaumen mit straffem, engmaschigem Körper und verlangenden Tanninen, ein Kraftpaket, ist das wirklich ein Lalande de Pomerol? Eine solche Konzentration habe ich hier noch nie erlebt - der Beste ever! Da werden sich bei Blinddegustationen einige Pomerols warm anziehen müssen."
90-93 WINESPECTATOR: "In a crowd-pleaser style, with notes of warm plum and cherry preserves forming the core and a light, toasty vanilla frame.—J.M."
90 DECANTER: "This is more concentrated and powerful that the Cruzelles, even though the two estates are right next door, showing its cooler clay terroir in the weight of the tannins, and the body of the wine just a little bigger. Again, it’s highly enjoyable with the personality differences clearer than in many years. Harvest took place between 18 September and 28 September. 40% new oak was used. A yield of 40hl/ha."
91-92 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is a firm and lightly chewy young wine with dark berries and blueberries and wet earth. Stony undertone. Full to medium body. Linear finish."
90-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Les Cruzelles emerges from older vines Denis Durantou´s Lalande De Pomerol property. Clay/gravelly soils in this parcels give the Cruzelles a darker fruit profile and greater breadth as well as more tannic clout than its sibling. Inky, dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and licorice all develop in the glass. This is an especially powerful, structured expression of Lalande de Pomerol, and it works beautifully."
90-92 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Earthy, forest aromas with leaf, mint, and cherries from start to finish, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and perfect for early drinking, with its fresh, sweet, red plum attributes."
91-93 JEB DUNNUCK: "From the team of Denis Durantou, notes of cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the 2018 Château Les Cruzelles, which is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new barrels. It´s medium to full-bodied, elegant, and weightless on the palate, with loads to love. I also suspect it will represent a stunning value for true wine lovers (and drinkers) out there."