Château La Croix is the sister property of Château Leoville Poyferre in Saint Julien, and uses the same wine making team. It is is situated directly between Chateau Cos d’Estournel and Chateau Montrose in Saint-Estephe and although this is considered the second wine from Château La Crock, it receives all the same attention as the first wine. The 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc is sourced from vines averaging 37 years in age, which are planted to garonne gravel over typical Saint-Estèphe clay-limestone. The wine itself brings classic aromas of blackberry, spices, tar, licorice and crushed stones. It possesses a medium body that is softly textured, backed by fine, silky tannins that become chewy and grip hold on the finish. Overall, this is a fine showing from a top Château in Saint-Estephe and an excellent wine to drink upon release or cellar short term.