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Château Croix du Rival 2011

Lussac Saint-Emilion AOC

From one of the Right Bank Bordeaux's greatest winemakers, a beautifully mature satellite Saint-Emilion to rival neighbouring Grands Crus. It's from a vintage that has taken its time to unfurl. A delicious mellow claret, with sweet fruit complexity.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Silky tannins, sweet red fruits, mature notes of spice and cedar

Aroma

Mellow ripe red fruits, earthy, leafy complexity, gentle spice, cedar

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Croix du Rival 2011

More information

  • Red - Medium Bodied
  • France
  • Mid ruby, tawny edge
  • Vegetarian
  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2026

Stephan Von Neipperg is one of Bordeaux's finest winemakers, and owner of renowned properties Châteaux Mondotte and Canon La Gaffelière. So impressed with the terroir of this satellite Saint-Emilion estate, he bought Château Croix du Rival in 2007 and has since been proving its worth. It's named after the cross that lies in a corner of one of his vineyards, a monument traditional to the area, that used to help mark the way for pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostella route. Its 20 hectares of vineyard lie on a bed of clay-limestone soil, like top properties Ausone, Canon, and Troplong-Mondot, which helps to produce wines with great ageing potential. Matured in one third new oak barrels for over a year, this Bordeaux is fine, mellow and long.

"A tangy, fruity red with blueberry, hazelnut and cedar character" James Suckling
Critic
Map showing Lussac Saint-Emilion AOC
Tasting note information