Chateau Les Trois Croix Fronsac 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 109645
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Chateau Les Trois Croix, the privately owned estate of the Patrick Leon Family is located on Fronsac's highest hill, close to Saint-Emilion & Pomerol. The chalk and clay soil provides the perfect environment for the grape varieties which produce this outstanding wine. Les Trois Croix is named after the three crosses on the pilgrimage site of a nearby 12th century church. Berfore retiring to assist his son Bertrand, Patrick Leon worked as wine master at such celebrated firms & wineries as Alexis Lichine, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Opus One and Almaviva.

Good balance and ripe fruit freshness in the mouth, with good tannins that are noticeable but round and creamy. A great, classic Bordeaux Vintage.

Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"A solid, mouthfilling, slightly gutsy style, with briary grip carrying the blackberry, fig and espresso notes, all laced with hints of dark olive and bittersweet ganache. Taut tannins on the finish will need ot soften in the cellar. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2015."
90 Points

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Learn 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...

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A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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