Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 1 173
Lot 22
La Croix du Casse; Pomerol; 1999; 2 (1 x 2); 375ml

Lot Estimate
R 1 000 - 1 200
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 1 173
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Pomerol, 1999
2 (1 x 2) 375ml
For many years, Château La Croix du Casse was under the proprietorship of Jean-Michel Arcaute, the previous owner of Château Jonqueyres and world-famous Chateau Clinet. Jean-Michel was one of Bordeaux’s true innovators and pioneers and made Croix du Casse one of the leading properties in Pomerol. The château owns 9 hectares of vines (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc) located on the southern tip of the famous Pomerol plateau. The vineyards sit on gravel and sandy soils with a high content of iron-dioxide, giving the wines flavours typical of their appellation. The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in oak barriques (50% new) for 24 months before being bottled (unfined and unfiltered). In 2005, Château La Croix du Casse was acquired by the Castéja family – the owners of trading group Borie-Manoux.

Critics Ratings

‘La Croix du Casse remains an unheralded, but high-class source of rich, concentrated Pomerols. A potential sleeper, the opaque ruby/purple-colored 1999 displays super-ripe (sur-maturite as the French say) flavors of jammy black fruits intermixed with minerals, smoke, spice box, and new oak. Layered, with low acidity as well as a thick, expansive texture, this top-flight Pomerol should evolve quickly, yet age well.’  - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 89-91/100 (Apr 2001)

Provenance

Private Client


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