2014 Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

Grapes Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
Classification Cru Bourgeois Supérieur
ABV 14%

Yes, this claret is very young but it’s already approachable so I’m tempted to suggest buying a case and drinking it at intervals over the next few years. Château le Crock offers such good value. Situated in St Estèphe, it is owned by the same family as Leoville-Poyferré. A favourite with the L&S crew as well as with me. Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph (Dec 2019)

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45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. 33% new oak for 18 months. Deep crimson with darkest core. Lightly leafy, cedary aroma and the oak shows a little on the palate still, with thicker tannins and a slight chocolate taste. Firm and chewy. Drinking range: 2020 - 2027 Rating: 16 Julia Harding MW, (Jul 2019)

Le Crock is a property that just keeps improving. Owned by the Cuveliers of Chateau Léoville Poyferré for over a century, this is becoming a firm favourite of ours in St Estephe. 2014 was a lovely vintage here and this is immediately attractive. Very pretty fruit on the nose and a great middle which is brilliantly ripe without being over-done - this has real class and there is a poise to the classic northern Medoc structure too. This simply tastes like Claret should. Spicy with dark fruit and yet lovely poise and subtle drive.L&S (Jun 2017)

Owned by the Cuvelier family of Léoville Poyferré since 1903, today a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, and certainly a name to look out for. This is excellent, absolutely bursting with St Estèphe character, a little subdued still but confident, with shape to its black fruits and tannic structure, and clear potential that is just starting to be realised at 8 years old. Old school, more so than today, but that is also a reflection of the character of the vintage. Drinking range: 2022 - 2034 Rating: 91 Jane Anson, Decanter (Oct 2022)

Château Le Crock

Château Le Crock is in Saint Estèphe in the northern Médoc. The imposing current Château was built by the Merman family at the beginning of the nineteenth century and is surrounded by magnificent gardens. The vineyard is around 33 hectares (82 acres) and touches two of the most prestigious châteaux of the appellation, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Montrose.

It is owned by the Cuvelier family, which also owns Château Léoville Poyferré in Saint Julien. The Cuveliers were originally wine merchants in Lille in northern France and Le Crock was their first vineyard purchase, in 1903, so has a special place in the affections of the family, many of whom spent their summers there. The Cuvelier properties were run with considerable flair by Didier Cuvelier for forty years. 2018 his cousin Sara Lecompte-Cuvelier took over at le Crock. Under Jonathan Servant, who runs the vineyard, the soil is worked mechanically, to avoid the use of herbicides, and with sexual confusion techniques to avoid the use of pesticides. The consultant oenologist is Michel Rolland.

Grape Varieties: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot.

In the classification of the Crus Bourgeois in early 2020, Le Crock was elevated to the status of Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel.

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