About Chateau La Croix de Pez 2018 Saint Estephe
A surefire way to get a bargain in Bordeaux is to find wine from a chateau that's not well known but neighbors chateaux that are. In this case, the neighbors have names like Montrose and Cos d’Estournel! Not too shabby and this under-the-radar find is something you won't want to miss!
The vineyard is planted on well-drained gravel outcrops which protect the vines from excessive humidity. The subsoil, made up of clay and limestone, gives the wines their unique personality. Saint-Estephe wines are tannic, deep and powerful and with age, they take on body, fruitiness and delicacy.
This wine from the exceptional 2018 vintage is 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The grapes were destemmed and fermented at controlled temperature with selected yeasts, macerating on the skins for up to 25 days. The wine then aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
James Suckling scored this 92 points saying "Crushed-fruit, mocha and earthy undertones on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins. Structured and savory on the palate with fresh acidity. Clean finish. Try after 2023." Don't miss this incredible "neighbor to the stars" Saint Estephe Bordeaux. The extremely attractive price will likely lead to a very swift sell-out!