Chateau Croizet Bages (750ml)
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The name Château Croizet-Bages dates back to the 17th century when the Croizet brothers, an emblematic dynasty of the Médoc landed gentry, founded this wine estate in the heart of the Pauillac appellation. In 1853, the famous Calvé family, Bordeaux wine merchants, bought the property. In 1855, Château Croizet-Bages was elevated to fifth-growth status during the classification of the Medoc. The estate distinguished itself once again at the 1878 and 1889 Universal Exhibitions by its wines’ quality, as displayed by the label’s medals.
Severely hit by the major grapevine diseases of the early 20th century and its owners’ successive bankruptcies, Château Croizet-Bages went through a difficult period until it was bought in 1942 by Mr Paul Quié. This renowned wine enthusiast and Paris wine merchant could catch a glimpse at this classified Grand Cru’s lost nobility. Paul Quié recreated, little by little, an exceptional terroir even at the risk of reducing the surface area of his vineyard. Thus, at his death in 1968, the restructured vineyard counted 30 hectares encompassing the famous hamlet of Bages. His son, Jean-Michel, took command of the vineyard, making it flourish by taking full advantage of this exceptional terroir.
In 2000, his children, Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe, decided to take part in the family wine heritage. For 20 years now, they have continued to develop the Château by perpetuating the remarkable work carried out by previous generations.
This wine shows aromatic power with lots of red and black fruit; sweet cherries and ripe plum as well as cedarwood and spice. The palate is round and generous with a velvety texture. Plum, cocoa, spice and leather develop on and linger on the finish.