Château le Crock


Château le Crock

1 rue Paul Amilhat
33180 St Estèphe

05 56 59 73 05
05 56 59 30 33

GPS coordinates
45.2388296 / -0.7718389000000343
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Château le Crock

Official Vintage Selection
95% Garonne gravels , 5% clay
Surface area
32 ha
Planting density
7 790 vines/hectare
Grape variety
53% Cabernet Sauvignon; 33% Merlot; 9% Cabernet Franc; 5% Petit Verdot
Age of the vines
41 years

Plot by plot vinification ; fermentation in thermoregulated stainless steel and concrete vats
18 months in French oak barrels (25% new barrels)
Harvesting by hand

140 000 bottles
Sales and marketing
Europe, USA, Canada, Asia, China
Languages spoken
French, English, Chinese, Russian
Tasting Notes
90-92+ pour le 2009 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Displays an inky/purple color in addition to an opulent nose of black and blue fruits intermixed with licorice, crushed rocks, and flowers. Fat, plush, and fleshy, with terrific fruit purity and a long, layered finish, this sleeper of the vintage can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years
16,5 pour le 2009 - Jean Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
"Voici le meilleur Le Crock que je connaisse. Il est la révélation de Saint-Estèphe cette année. On doit ce succès à Isabelle Davin et Didier Cuvelier qui multiplient leurs efforts depuis 2001. Couleur rouge sombre, intense et belle. Nez très fruité, à la fois frais, mûr et crémeux. Bouche grasse, opulente, très fruitée, fraîche et aromatique.
16+ pour le 2OO9 - Stephen Spurrier, Decanter
Fleshy, ripe fruit, intense and defined. Good future. Drink 2014-22

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Famille Cuvelier

My first wine memory
Château Léoville Poyferré 1928 and 1929, still very fresh, some of the first bottles we opened with my fathers and uncles when I took over the management of both Château Le Crock and Léoville Poyferré in 1979, in the family since 1903 and 1920

One word to describe my wine
Powerful and elegant

The history of the Château
The origins of Chateau Le Crock date back to 1750. Winemerchants in Lille since 1804, the Cuvelier family bought the Chateau from the Dutch Merman family in 1903. Today this Cru Bourgeois is connected to Chateau Léoville Poyferré (2nd Growth in the 1855 classification) : same owners, the Cuveliers since 1920 and same winemaker, Isabelle Davin since 2000. The latest renovations include the vatroom in 1999 and the barrel cellar in 2010. Its wines offer complex tannins, a deep dark red colour, a pure intense and fleshy structure together with a fine and rich aromatic fruit expression and can age very well.

Food pairings for my wine
Red meat with spicy sauce, game, dessert with dark chocolate

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