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La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 2015 [WE 94]

Price $44.99
Size: 0.75L
Vintage: 2015
Score: 94
Provenance: Saint-Julien
In Stock: 8

Product Description

"This wine, from a selected parcel of the Ducru-Beaucaillou vineyard, is packed with both tannins and great fruit. Its structure promises aging while its concentration and black fruits are already impressive. This is a rich wine but one that has the classic elegance of Saint-Julien." Wine Enthusiast 94 Points

"Dark berries, iron and hints of rust with some iodine. Full-bodied, round and juicy with a solid backbone of tannins and focus. This second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Polished." James Suckling 93 Points

"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 "deuxième vin" that just needs a little more persistence on the finish." Wine Advocate 91-93 Points

"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." Vinous 90-92 Points

"An alluring, seductive style, with mulled fig and boysenberry fruit carried by velvety structure, while singed mesquite, Lapsang souchong tea and warm ganache notes hang in the background. Everything meshes nicely through the smoldering finish, which has latent grip." Wine Spectator 91 Points