Chateau Croizet Bages Pauillac 2012

Very early vintage with severe, difficult conditions. It was however an extremely interesting vintage, requiring a great deal of attention and rigour. Full of charme and what the may lack in power, they make up for with personnality and complexity.

  • VINTAGE: 2012

    GRAPE: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot

    ORIGIN: France - Bordeaux

    TASTE PROFILE: Deep Red - Powerful & Bold

    DELICIOUS WITH: Beef, Lamb, Game Poultry


    IDEAL FOR: Dinner, Romantic dinner, Special occasion, Impress

    SIZE: 0.75

    EXPERT RATINGS: 94 - Wine Enthusiast

    THE STORY: Another of Pauillac’s lesser known fifth growths, Château Croizet-Bages has a reputation in the past for being somewhat underperforming. It is owned by the Quie family who are slowly improving Château Rauzan-Gassies in Margaux, but the upturn in quality here is more fitful. The 2009 is the best vintage of recent years, and the 2010 is developing well, so there are signs of improvement in the wines [although these are two admittedly brilliant vintages], but there are still big questions about consistency at Croizet-Bages

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