2015 La Croix de Beaucaillou

La Croix de Beaucaillou

92Average Score
Red
2020-2034
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 72 Marketplace
£416.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 23 Marketplace
£209.00
6xMags
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£416.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 33 Marketplace
£38.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace
£72.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Drinking window
2020-2034
Critic Notes

The second wine of Ducru comes from the central part of St. Julien, representing a 30-hectare parcel next to Léoville-Barton. This has lovely cassis purity, some chalky freshness, a dash of pepper spice from the Petit Verdot and serious, age worthy tannins. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028

Score: 94-/100Tim AtkinDrinking Window: 2020-2028

A juicy and savory second wine from Ducru with lots of ripe fruit and spice character. Chocolate and walnut undertones. Full body, velvety tannins and a fresh finish Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

Score: 93-94/100James Suckling

The 2015 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a floral note on the nose: small black cherries, blueberry and wilted violets, the last becoming more intense as the initially tight-fisted wine opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. There is very well-judged acidity and its texture is harmonious and silky smooth. The quality is loaded more in the mouth than on the nose at the moment, but it is a seriously classy "deuxieme vin" that just needs a little more persistence on the finish. Apr 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 91-93/100Neal Martin

52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. IPT 70. From a terroir near Léoville Barton on a southern flank of a stream. Small clusters. 40 hl/ha. Two-thirds new oak. Savoury nose - really racy. Very fresh and sinewy. Racy and polished. Dry finish. But pretty sweet fruit in the middle. This 'second wine' showed extremely well even next to the grand vin, but presumably will not last as long. 13.53%. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2022-2034

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2022-2034

Smooth, classy black fruits – a very polished wine from a separate vineyard with no young vines. Excitingly expressive and will develop very well. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2020-2030

Score: 91-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2020-2030

The 2015 Croix de Beaucaillou emerges from a south-facing parcel in the center of Saint-Julien. Plump, racy and creamy on the palate, the 2015 offers lovely depth from start to finish. Cherry pit, plum, lavender and spice flesh out in the glass, but it is the wine's overall balance that is most compelling. The Croix de Beaucaillou is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 90-92/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2034
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2034
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