Chateau La Croix du Casse 1993


Chateau La Croix du Casse 1993 (la crwah duh cast say)

Tasting Date 18 July2007 

1700 hrs 開瓶落 Decanter ,  1800 hrs 落杯


酒色少許磚黃 , 深紫色底 , 掛腳緩慢 ; 落杯初段香味帶青椒 , 熟車尼子 , 20 分鐘後開始散發布 , 松木香, 少許薄菏 , 30分鐘後帶豉油 , 車尼子 , 礦物味 , 演作速度來說算快。

入口感覺酸度較突出 , 體形中厚 , 但感覺較瘦削並不豐滿 , 單寧在上齒縫顯現 , 口感尚算 OK , 收結帶微約苦味 ,  維持約 15 秒 。複雜性欠奉 , 算幾易飲 , 酒己成熟飲 , 表現曲線最佳狀態在開瓶後 1 小時至  2 小時之間 , 香味表現勝於入口 , 93 年 Pomerol 地域評分 87 來說 , 酒的表現正好反影此特質。  幾年前以 $300 買算中規中距 ,  適合日常飲用及配大路家常菜用。


Chateau La Croix du Casse was for many years owned and administered by Jean-Michel Arcaute, who also owned

Chateau Jonqueyres and world famous Chateau Clinet. He was one of Bordeaux`s true innovators and propelled Croix du Casse into the front line of Pomerol properties.

La Croix du Casse consists of 9 hectares of vines (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc), located close to the railway line at the southern end of the appellation.

La Croix du Casse’s wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and is then aged in oak barriques, 50% of which are new, for 24 months. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered. La Croix du Casse’s produces plummy, voluptuously rich Pomerols that ooze sweet, black fruits, herbs, coffee and sometimes dark chocolate accompanied by smoky vanilla oak notes. Irresistible while young but they will continue improving for a decade or so.