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Chateu Ducru de Beaucaillou – La Croix de Beaucaillou 2018

Original price was: $99.94.Current price is: $89.94.

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James Suckling: 94-95 Points

This is so savory and delicious with dark-berry and mushroom character and cedar undertones. Lavender and smoke as well. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.

Wine Enthusiast: 94-96 Points

A mix of well-structured tannins and bright acidity contrast with the perfectly ripe fruits in this beautifully balanced wine. The wine’s richness is impressive and will ensure a long life.

Vinous Media: 91-94 Points

The 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine. Gravel, crushed rocks, menthol, lavender, espresso, licorice and dark spice all infuse a racy, sumptuous Saint-Julien loaded with personality and class. In 2018 La Croix is especially fine. Ample, voluptuous and racy to the core, the 2018 is stunning in its beauty. I can’t wait to taste it from bottle.

Wine Advocate: 91-93 Points

This is not a second wine as such, because it comes from a dedicated part of the vineyard, located on the south bank of La Mouline. The 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, to be aged 12 months in 60% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.75, 15% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 96. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little closed and broody to begin, offering subtle notions of fertile loam, tobacco, truffles and cast iron pan with a core of crème de cassis, blackberry compote and boysenberries with hints of underbrush and bay leaves. Full, rich and seductive in the mouth, it has firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness to lift the dense fruit to a long finish.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
Product Code

52-00-V-1-AHD

Condition

Properly Cellar; Distinguished Provenance

Size

750 ml

Region

Bordeaux, Saint-Julien

Vintage

2018

Country

France

Winery

Ducru Beaucaillou

Varietal

Proprietary Blend Saint-Julien