2008 Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rouge La Croix du Roy

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • > Loire Valley
  • > Upper Loire
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • slulkin Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 14, 2014 - Asked at the wine store for something with great aromatics that could just be enjoyed on its own. This bottle delivered. Dark cherry and wonderful earthy, herbaceousness on the nose. The minerality, acidity, and fruit are all in harmony with one another. Loved this bottle, as did the wife (which was unexpected).

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  • Grantsky wrote: (90 points)

    May 27, 2014 - Paired very nicely with a Top Sirloin. Showed a cranberry preserve quality that I hadn't ever noticed. This fruit character balanced the firm structure.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    May 22, 2013 - Please bear with me here. If some Gamay can transform into a Pinot-like wine with age, here is a Pinot that could easily be mistaken for Gamay. Medium to light red. Pine needles and sour cherries on the nose. Light weight, tart red fruit, tangy acidity, some tannin. Lean, mineral, completely free of wood or any other artifice. Brisk and refreshing without being too meager, as is so often the case with Pinot Noir from more northerly climes. This is built for food rather than for isolated contemplation.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 28, 2013 - Fresh and vibrant, lively, tart, like a sancerre rouge.

  • vassnesen wrote: (88 points)

    June 23, 2012 - Great pinot from the Loire.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/19/2012 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lucien Crochet
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation La Croix du Roy
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Upper Loire
  • Appellation Sancerre Rouge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 18 (31%)
  • Consumed 40 (69%)

Food Pairing

Top Sirloin

Who Likes This Wine

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