Château Le Crock is a Cru Bourgeois property in Saint-Estèphe sandwiched between second class growths Château Montrose to the north and Château Cos d’Estournel to the south. This property has had vines growing around it since the late 19th century. It was originally called ‘Cru de Croc’, which was the name given to the particular stony and gravelly soils of the region, until it became known at Château Le Crock in 1880. The property has been in the Cuvelier family since 1903, and has benefited from the improvements they have made to their other properties, including Château Léoville Poyferré and Château Moulin Riche.
Fermentation took place in a combination of stainless-steel and concrete temperature-controlled vats. The wine was then aged for six months in used, French oak barrels before being transfered in to tank for another 12 months prior to bottling.
This wine is an intense purple colour with aromas of juicy red fruits. On the palate, it is well-balanced with grippy tannins.