|Sub-district||Pomerol & Lalande de Pomerol|
Like all Jean-Philippe Janoueix's wines, there is concentrated depth of colour and richness. A much more harmonious first nose than its stablemate Sacré Coeur, and a more seamless texture too. It is livelier and brighter. I like the acidity in this which make it lively and long. Very impressive. I notice that one of our competitors is claiming that this has not been available en primeur in the UK before, although we have been selling consistently to a loyal band of followers for at least ten vintages.
*Case Price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price discount' for each bottle. Free mainland delivery for all orders over £100.
Full and velvety with soft tannins and a juicy fruit character. Milk chocolate, minerals and spices. Lovely wine.
89 - 90/100 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com
Toasted spice, plum cake and anise aromatics lead in, but it's a touch shy on midpalate flesh, as the toast holds sway on the lightly firm finish.
84 - 87/100 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator
One of the brilliant wines from the talented Jean-Philippe Janoueix, this tiny 13.5-acre vineyard near Le Pin and Vieux-Chateau-Certan was cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare. At 13.6% alcohol, it’s no wimpy wine, and the final blend was 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. One of Pomerol’s more reasonably priced offerings, the 2011 La Croix Saint-Georges reveals a dense purple color along with a sweet bouquet of melted chocolate, toasty oak, blackberries and cedar. Full-bodied with outstanding ripeness, a supple texture, decent acidity and well-integrated tannin, it should drink well for 10-15 years.
2012 - 2027
90-93 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.eRobertParker.com
Black plum gives richness on the nose and plumpness on the palate. The fruit feels ripe the tannins rounded the mid palate supple and fleshy with the richness of the fruit filling out the back palate. 2018-40
88-92 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk
Lea & Sandeman: Full Wine List and Profile
A range of products especially selected by LEA & SANDEMAN.
- We offer free nationwide delivery for all orders over £100. For orders under £100 please call 020 7244 0522
- Order & Collect from any of our 4 London shops. Order by Midnight for collection the next day from 11am
- For full delivery details see our Delivery page.
ORDER ONLINE AND COLLECT FROM ONE OF OUR SHOPS