Deep brilliant red color. Fruity nose with hints of black currant and blackberry. A solid, mouth filling, slightly gusty style. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Les Trois Croix features notions of baked blackberries, Black Forest cake and licorice with touches of dried herbs and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with bright, precise black fruit and savory layers, framed by grainy tannins and finishing with a refreshing lift.
Decanter 93 Points
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
James Suckling 91 Points
Robert Parker 90 Points
About Château 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.