La-Croix-Ducru-Beaucaillou-St-Julien-2018

La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou, St. Julien, 2018

“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.”
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (91-93 points)
April 2019

Expected Arrival: Autumn 2021

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6556
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou
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$52.95
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$635.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6556
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou

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“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.”
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (91-93 points)
April 2019

Expected Arrival: Autumn 2021