The tannins are very smooth and ripe, adding to that seductive, sumptuous feel.
This is a terrific wine that will wow anyone who tastes it – 91/100 points.
The texture is very seductive, as is the intense ripe fruit, blackberry, mulberry and nuggets of raspberry and cherry.
Savoury, spicy, smoky characters balance the fruit, together with a light touch of spicy oak and a seam of slatey minerality.
Very attached to this vineyard the Cuénod and Churchill families remained co-owners until the eve of World War II.Bringing their financial resources together, Aimé-Timothée and Suzann Cuénod founded the bank Cuénod-Churchill in Vevey, which later became the Cuénod Bank, before being absorbed by the Union Bank of Switzerland.Together the young couple had acquired, the Clos du Crosex Grillé, which they cherished and for long the product of this vineyard was seen as a trophy both in Switzerland and England.Winter seems to be in the air, so my thoughts are turning to red wine again.I am still hoping for a late Indian Summer though, which would give me a chance to get out some of the mouthwatering white wines that are sitting in the rack looking up at me expectantly.
She is Suzann Churchill, daughter of the Duke of Marlborough, fifth in line.