2009 La Croix de Beaucaillou



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Average critic rating : 92.13 points

91

91

The grand vin is the result of an increasingly strict selection process, with approximately 50% of the production going into the final wine and the balance used in the Croix de Beaucaillou. The 2009 may be the finest example of this cuvee I have yet tasted. Up-front, precocious and generous, it possesses a dense purple color, a big, broad, unctuous texture and abundant notes of creme de cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with hints of wood smoke, vanillin and earth. This nearly viscous-styled wine can be drunk in 2-3 years or cellared for 15+. ||Bruno Borie has done a remarkable job at Ducru Beaucaillou. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

94

94

Tasted at the chateau his is rapidly becoming one of the go-to Deuxieme Vins. The 2009 has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, cedar, a touch of cassis and wild mint with very fine delineation, much more composed than during its primeur showing. The palate is very well made with silky smooth tannins, a fine thread of acidity and a foursquare, tensile finish. Very tight, quite Pauillac-like similar to the Lalande-Borie. Tasted November 2011. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

93

93

Aromas of blackberry and blueberries, with Chinese spices, follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a mineral, floral and chewy finish. Beautiful already, but needs at least three or four years to soften and open. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

89-92

89-92

Rose, mineral, currant and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a long finish. Polished and pretty. Could use a little bit more in the center palate, but very good indeed. Second wine of Ducru



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