The 2016 La Croix de Gay has a refined bouquet with black and red fruit, truffle and subtle violet scents, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. I admire the purity here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, very linear and precise with a crisp and tensile, quite saline finish. This is a great La Croix de Gay and given its modest price, this should be an attractive proposition once released.
Score: 94 punten (in-bottle tasting). The black fruits, cassis and bilberry notes are more clear than with the Fleur de Gay, and the notes of austerity are also more in evidence, along with tight tannins. This wine is well balanced between spice, acidity and fruit, although it needs a few years to relax and emerge from tannins that are currently on full alert. The silky texture and structure are impressive as it unwinds.