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Château de Cruzeau White

Hand picking, whole grape pressing, and fermentation and ageing in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring) are but a few of the quality-oriented winemaking practices enabling us to make the most of superb grapes. Featuring fruity and floral overtones, this wine consistently leaves the impression of a vivacious, distinguished wine.

label Château de Cruzeau white 2012
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.


Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably for the better.

Tasting Comment


Very pale, scintillating colour...


An attractive, ethereal nose of vineyard peaches, white fruit, and blackcurrant buds.


The aromas in the bouquet also come through on the round, elegant palate. The flavours become more intense as the wine warms up in the mouth. This wine has a beautiful, smooth structure and good length. It is a treat with asparagus in gribiche sauce or stuffed crab.

Ratings and reviews

La Revue du Vin de France : 

2016 Guide of good bargains - Beautiful golden colour and a nose of preserved lemon.  Rich and full-bodied on the palate with an expressive aftertaste. 2012 white Château de Cruzeau is at its peak and sold at a very reasonable price. (Gerbelle and Maurange)

Robert Parker : 

This 2012 white comes from the stable of well-known estates of André Lurton. Notes of honeysuckle, mandarin orange and delicate pineapple are all present in this medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, concentrated, dry white wine. Drink it over the next decade. Drink : 2015-2025.

The Wine Spectator : 
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Web only - A juicy, forward style, with a ripe core of lemon curd, straw, gooseberry jelly and yellow apple flavors, lined with fennel and grapefruit pulp on the finish. Fresh. Drink now through 2015. (James Molesworth)

Le Guide Hachette : 
 - Note : 



2015 Edition - This pure Sauvignon Blanc has a clear, brilliant pale yellow colour.  The intense, complex, and elegant bouquet features hints of vanilla, pineapple, citrus, and flint. The wine is quite balanced on the palate too, which perfectly combines richness, ripe fruit, youthful vivaciousness, and freshness from the terroir. A very beautiful, classic wine. 2015-2020 / Bass in fennel.

Decanter : 
 - Note : 
16.25 / 20

Clean Sauvignon Blanc with florality and class. Drink: 2013 - 2015. (Taster: Steven Spurrier)

Jancisrobinson.com : 
 - Note : 
15.50 / 20

Stinky pungent sweet. Admirably rich but not quite appetising enough. Drink 2015-2018.


Médaille Or  - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Awards
Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015
Médaille or Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2015

Consumption period

2013 - 2021

Our suggestions




27.00 ha


Ridges with deep gravel with zones of clay-limestone.


Grape harvest

By hand


Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia gloire - 3309

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

18 years

Grape variety

Sauvignon blanc

Pruning type

Double guyot


on sediments in oak barrels

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23°C



Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels (35% new) on full lees with bâtonnage

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, between 2 to 15 years.