Chȃteau Le Crock is the first estate our family acquired, back in 1903. We were drawn to its unique terroir, given its position between the vineyards of Cos d'Estournel and Montrose, both 2nd Grand Cru Classés. The wines are made under the same supervision as our Chȃteau Léoville Poyferré, as both benefit from the same in-house enologist, Isabelle Davin.
In 2015, Le Crock’s rich nose is matched on the palate, with its plush, supple texture and ripe berry fruit. This fruit-forward character is met with good freshness and tannins. It is a lovely, balanced wine that is drinking well at release.
Grape varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
James Suckling, 92 points: “Great cassis fruit is combined with an impressive freshness and slightly grainy, dry tannins. They need a bit of time to soften, but in every other respect this is already a very attractive wine with a long, crisp finish.”