|I love the satellite appellations of Saint-Emilion because they produce wonderful, classically styled Bordeaux that we can all afford to drink on a daily basis. Montagne Saint-Emilion lies just North-East of Saint-Emilion proper and features wines made primarily from Merlot and often complemented by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Guimberteau family has made their modestly priced, fabulous Bordeaux here for five generations.
La Croix Blanche is one of a select number of Bordeaux carefully selected by 67 Wine as one of our exclusively imported Bordeaux Secrets®. It will entice you with lush blackberry aromas and flavors stretched across a frame of fine fruit tannins and a delicately minty, peppery finish. This is really lovely stuff that will elevate your late summer grilling to new heights. When tasting this wine for the first time, it was almost as if I was being introduced to a friend I already knew. The classic Bordeaux profile of dried red fruits over a background of herbal, slightly leafy flavors won me over right away. Bordeaux's so-called Right Bank lies at the cultivable limit of Merlot (any cooler and it wouldn't ripen), which gives these wines a satisfying combination of richness and rusticity.
~ Rand Sieger, 67 Wine Buyer
~ Dmitriy Krasny, 67Wine