Chateau de la Croix du Casse, Pomerol 2009

The Wine

The wine of Chateau La Croix du Casse is vinified in small, stainless, steel, temperature controlled vats that range in size from 50 hectoliters to 100 hectoliters. The Merlot is vinified in the larger vats and the Cabernet Franc is placed into the 50 hectoliter tanks. The wine is aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for between 12 to 16 months. After barrel aging, the wine is placed back into vat for an additional 4 months of aging with the goal of reducing the effects of too much new oak. The average annual production of Chateau La Croix du Casse is close to 3,000 cases of Bordeaux wine per year. There is a second wine , Domaine du Casse.

Tasting Notes

“Wonderful aromas of black truffles and dark fruit follow through full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Intense finish. Needs at least four to five years to soften.” – 93 points, James Suckling

The Winery

“Chateau La Croix du Casse was established in 1956. The owners, the Casteja family are experienced chateau owners and negociants with estates on both banks, including
another Pomerol estate, Domaine de l’Eglise. Philippe Casteja has continued to make improvements in the cellars and Pomerol vineyards of Chateau La Croix du Casse. In the cellars, aging concrete vats were replaced with stainless steel and the vineyards received a new drainage system. The results began to show with the quality of wine found in the 2009 vintage.”

Wine Facts

Vintages LCBO # 436097
Release Date 6-Oct-17
Producer Mahler-Besse
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Varietal Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Style Medium Bodied & Fruity
Sweetness D – Dry
Alcohol 12.5%
Sugar 6 g/L
Awards/Press 93 points by Wine Enthusiast
90 points by Jeff Leve, The Wine cellar Insider
92 points by Wine Spectator
93 points by James Suckling
BEST BUY by Vinum Wine Magazine
BEST BUY by Bettane et Desseauve
BEST BUY by Decanter
BEST BUY by La Revue du Vin de France