Château Le Crock, 2016 Update

I am nearing the end of my Bordeaux Quartet reports now. This much is perhaps evident from the fact that I have run out of ‘quartets’, and am now finishing up with a couple of triplets. Or trios. Or triumvirates. Or whatever the most appropriate description is.

Château Le Crock

Château Le Crock is located in St Estèphe and, like its compatriots Château Moulin Riche and Château Léoville-Poyferré in St Julien, it is also in the ownership of the Cuvelier family. Indeed it has been so for a very long time, the family having acquired this estate before any other, during the opening years of the 20th century. The name, by the way, most probably originates from croc (meaning hook), which relates to the nearby ‘hook’ of marshland, itself named the Marais du Croc; it is not, as far as I am aware, meant to be any comment on the quality of the wine.

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