La Croix de Gay 2020

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Tasting Notes and Scores


Wine Advocate

Drink Date
2024 - 2039

Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 La Croix de Gay rocks up with ready-for-business notes of stewed black plums, black cherry compote and freshly crushed blueberries, plus wafts of tar, aniseed and wild sage. The medium to full-bodied palate has impressive freshness and bags of black fruits, supported by soft tannins, finishing savory.


James Suckling

Aromas of blackberries and orange peel with some flowers. It’s medium-bodied with creamy, tight-grained tannins and a fresh finish. Refined for this vintage.


Jancis Robinson

Full bottle 1,305 g. Cask sample taken 2 April. 97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, vines 35 years old. Consultant Axel Marchal.
Darkest cherry red. Rich and spicy black fruit, both savoury and sweet at the same time, with a light charry note but not dominated by the oak. For such a young wine, the tannins are remarkably silky and cool, adding a freshness that balances the richness of fruit. This is more digestible than some of the turbo-charged Pomerols in this smallish line-up. Just a touch of oaky sweetness on the finish. (JH)


Jeff Leve

Soft, silky, forward, medium-bodied, elegant chocolate-covered, cherry-filled wine that is going to be delicious shortly after release. 89-91


Jeb Dunnuck

The 2020 Château La Croix De Gay offers an earthy, meaty, herbal style to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, textured style on the palate. It shows more fruit and purity with time in the glass, but this has a serious herbal undertone that stays away from being vegetal or green. It should come together nicely in bottle



Tasted by Jane Anson(at Primeur week tastings in Bordeaux, 01 May 2021)

Smoky edge to the aromatics, vanilla, raspberry and coffee grounds. Lacking a little depth through the mid palate. It's enjoyable, and gains in both interest and complexity as it opens up in the glass. Good, if a little inconsistent. A yield of 38hl/ha. Axel Marchal consultant. Tasted twice.

Drinking Window 2026 - 2042