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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Chateau Les Trois Croix Fronsac 2005
Chateau Les Trois Croix Fronsac 2005
(search item no. 94597)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Has a pretty nose, with blackberry, flowers and licorice-tainted mineral. Full-bodied, with dense fruit, fine tannins and a long, minerally finish. Best after 2010."
-Wine Spectator

"Good full ruby. Sexy dark fruits, leather, smoked meat and earth on the nose. Silky and suave in the mouth, with good chewy depth of fruit. Layered, sweet and interesting. Finishes with sweet tannins and very good length. An excellent showing for this Fronsac property owned by the family of ex-Mouton Rothschild winemaker Patrick Leon."
-International Wine Cellar 88-90

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About Chateau Les Trois Croix:

Chateau Les Trois Croix is translated from French to mean "Three Crosses" for "three children". Patrick Leon and his wife dreamed of owning their own family winery one day. 1712 is carved in stone in the winery and reflects the age and seniority of the vineyard.

Located 86 meters above sea level on the limestone plateau, the vineyard offers a magnificent view over the hills, valleys and mounds typical "of this count... this Fronsac" Tuscan girondine "if endearing." The plateau of clay composed of "molasses of Fronsac" relies on large limestone rock outcropping that of the surface. These are ideal conditions for Merlot, the grape king supplemented by Cabernet Franc up to 20%, which the Fronsac region is known for producing.