Region: Lussac Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Le Rival 2015
90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Franc
Château Croix du Rival is a magnificent AOC Lussac Saint Emilion vineyard, located in the archaeological area of Villa Lucciacus, where vines were grown in Gallo-Roman times. Among its vines, the Château has 4 ha of vines whose average age is close to 60 years. It is on these vines that the Le Rival cuvée is produced, worthy of competing with the greatest wines. The production of these wines is also monitored by Arnaud Dessis.
“88-90/100. The 2015 Le Rival exudes power and richness. Dark cherry, plum, spice and cedar are some of the nuances that meld together in the glass. Rich, unctuous and beautifully layered throughout, the 2015 offers tremendous intensity and personality. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is a fabulous wine.” (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)