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

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


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)

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)

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