Axelle & Pierre Courdurié

Château Croix de Labrie

Axelle Courdurié
Château Croix de Labrie, Grand Cru from Saint-Emilion, is one the true remaining « garage wine ». Rising to deserve fame as the great names from the appellation and ratings above 95, property of Axelle and Pierre Courdurié, these wines become accessible to a larger number of consumers using a transversal distribution.

Axelle et Pierre Courdurié's wines

Château Croix de Labrie • Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château Croix de Labrie
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château Croix de Labrie, classified Grand Cru, is part of the Grand Vin de Bordeaux and is now considered as one of the rarest and one of the great wines of Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion with Ausone, Angelus, La Mondotte, Pavie, Valandraud, Cheval Blanc.
Rare and unique wines of Château Croix de Labrie are rich, dense, very fruity, with perfect ripeness. A very elegant very deep color, with lots of finesse. An ability to age for more than 15 years, but in his youth Croix de Labrie brings a lot of power, balance and freshness.
Chapelle de Labrie • Saint-Émilion

Chapelle de Labrie

The wines from Chapelle de Labrie are from our young vines, mainly from Saint-Sulpice terroir.
A blend of 90% Merlot, bringing elegance, roundness and plum, and 10% Cabernet for the red fruits and freshness.
Aged in French oak barrel during 14 to 16 months. Chapelle de Labrie will match red meats, poultry, duck confit, cheese.
Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie • Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie are from young vines from several plots in Saint-Émilion terroirs.
With 85% Merlot imparts rowdiness, elegance, plum, while the 15% Cabernet Franc brings white spices, cassis and a superb freshness.
Aged in French oak barrel during an average of 14 months with 50% new oak barrel and 50% of one year old.
Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie will match with red meats, poultry, lamb, cheese.
Camille de Labrie • Bordeaux

Camille de Labrie

Camille de Labrie is the name of our daughter who also designed the label.
With our wine, we want to share with you the conviviality and our working philosophy.
Aged during 16 months, with 10 months in barrel, Camille de Labrie offers floral notes, raspberry and cassis, with a beautiful structure, finesse and elegance.
80% Merlot et 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Ratings & Awards
Notes & Récompenses

Château Vintage
Challenge • Taster
Concours • Dégustateur
Rating • Medal
Note • Médaille
Château Croix de Labrie • Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC 2015 Robert Parker 93
James Suckling 96
Jeff Leve 93 • 92
Jean-Marc Quarin 94
2014 Robert Parker 91
2013 Robert Parker 91
2012 Robert Parker 95
2011 Robert Parker 93
2010 Robert Parker 95
2008 Robert Parker 94
2007 Robert Parker 94
2006 Robert Parker 94
2005 Robert Parker 96 • 94
2004 Robert Parker 90
2003 Robert Parker 93
2002 Robert Parker 90
2001 Robert Parker 91
2000 Robert Parker 95
La Chapelle de Labrie • Saint-Émilion AOC 2015 James Suckling 96 • 95
2011 Wine Spectator 88
Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie • Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC 2015 James Suckling 93
2012 Wine Enthusiast 87
Croix de Labrie Blanc • Bordeaux AOC 2015 James Suckling 93

Tasting Notes
Notes de Dégustation

The 2015 Croix de Labrie has a very precise bouquet, pure black cherry and cassis fruit with well-integrated new oak that lifts beautifully from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin, quite modern in style but with a very attractive silky texture, and retaining sufficient freshness and brightness on the seductive black cherry and kirsch finish. Give it 4-5 years in bottle, if you can resist.

Neal Martin Wine Advocate

The Château Croix de Labrie 2014 is more tightly wound on the nose with blueberry jam and fresh prune coming through with aeration. The palate is sweet and rounded on the entry with thickly-layered ripe black and red fruit offset with a pleasant salinity on the finish. It will need more bottle age and perhaps a little more persistence, but one can already appreciate the focus here. Sure, it's an opulent, extravagant Saint Emilion wine from Axelle Courdurie, but one of the better of its type.

Neal Martin Wine Advocate

Château Croix de Labrie 2015. This is fabulous with incredible depth and power. Full and very velvety textured. Great ripe tannins. Very polished and textured. Sexy. Made from only one hectare. Pure merlot.

James Suckling

Chapelle de Labrie 2015. Another tiny cru of 1.5 hectares shows wonderful depth and mineral character. Full and velvety. So much density and beauty. Chili spice undertones. 80% merlot and the rest in cabernet sauvignon.

James Suckling

Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie 2015. This is a tiny parcel from vineyards planted in stony and sandy soil. Full and soft and gorgeous. Decadent and velvety texture. Menthol and ripe fruit.

James Suckling

Croix de Labrie Blanc 2015. Plenty of sliced apple and lemon rind character. Medium to full body, sliced pineapple and bright. Honey undertone. Only three barrels. 60% semillon and the rest sauvignon blanc. Cool wine. Organically grown grapes.

James Suckling

Château Croix de Labrie 2015. Deep in color with chocolate mint, licorice, spicy black cherries and a hint of truffle on the nose, this wine tastes like a blend of black cherry liqueur and dark chocolate. Silky in nature with the structure to evolve, this is a very nice vintage for Croix de Labrie. The wine is made from 100% Merlot and reached 14% alcohol.

Jeff Leve

Château Croix de Labrie 2015. Ma meilleure note donnée à ce cru en primeur. Depuis 2013, ce cru offre un des plus beaux touchers de bouche de Saint-Emilion. Goûté quatre fois avec des assemblages variant de 90 % à 100 % merlot, le cru a gardé le même niveau de note. Il brille par une couleur sombre et un nez pur au fruité mûr. Mais c’est surtout en bouche où il se distingue en associant suavité du goût, puissance de la structure, noblesse de la texture, de l’allant, des tannins fins. L’ensemble est finement crémeux et délicatement parfumé sans aucun angle. C’est long et beau. La note plaisir y est particulièrement forte.