Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2018
"The 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine. Ample, voluptuous and racy to the core, the 2018 is stunning in its beauty." Antonio Galloni
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 3%|
Croix de Beaucaillou is the second wine of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, comprises 50% of the same grade of fruit that goes into the grand vin, and was purchased in its original wooden case.
Ducru-Beaucaillou is right at the top of the ladder in Saint-Julien, and it is known as a 'Super Second' – a second growth producing wines equal or superior to the illustrious first growths. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones found in its unique wine-growing soils, and the château is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned the estate for 60 years.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).
"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. 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." robertparker.com
"The 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine. Gravel, crushed rocks, menthol, lavender, espresso, licorice and dark spice all infuse a racy, sumptuous Saint-Julien loaded with personality and class. In 2018 La Croix is especially fine. Ample, voluptuous and racy to the core, the 2018 is stunning in its beauty. I can't wait to taste it from bottle." Antonio Galloni