2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

Always one of the top performing second wines in Bordeaux, in a year where numerous critics have given the Grand Vin a potentially perfect score, La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou looks like a brilliant purchase.

Critic score
94.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£36.58
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£219.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    46% Merlot
    4% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2044
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou is endowed with a gorgeous, quite sumptuous bouquet loaded with black plum, tobacco, smoke and Earl Grey aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pliant tannin, harmonious and velvety in texture, gradually building towards a detailed and mineral-driven finish. Maybe less opulent than the 2018 by comparison, yet a Deuxième Vin full of breeding.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(94—96)/100

Deep damson colour and mouthfilling from the start, this expands outwards through the palate, filling up with concentrated yet plush berry fruits, notes of smoked oak, hazelnut, grilled liquorice. A real presence, approaches the 2016 but with more evident approachability. Appealing now but sure that it will close down pretty tightly for a while as this has a high tannin count of 88IPT.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)
94/100

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