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La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016

Bordeaux - Grande ReserveSaint-Julien - Red - 13.5°
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016
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An extremely elegant red wine from Saint-Julien

A second wine of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is a red wine produced in the Saint-Julien appellation. The vineyard is located on Günz terroir. The aging is carried out in oak barrels for 12 months, with 60% new barrels and 40% barrels used for one previous wine. The 2016 vintage consists of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

For La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, the 2016 vintage was marked by a fairly complex spring with heavy rains and cool temperatures (causing some pressure from mildew and powdery mildew, but this was quickly contained). The summer that settled brought on heat and severe drought. Thanks to an Indian Summer and a nice thermal amplitude in September, the berries managed to reach optimal maturity and the La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou teams experienced peaceful harvests.

With its purple carmine color, La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016 develops a powerful and tight nose with aromas of black fruits and plums. Extremely well-structured on the palate, the wine reveals magnificent tannins. This wine is very elegant and displays a finish of remarkable length.

Parker : 92 / 100
J. Suckling : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou gives up aromas of cassis, earth, black plums, black cherries and mulberries with wafts of menthol, cigars and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is lively and earthy with firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and mineral-laced.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Decanter
94

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
92

On Special
No

Classification
Grande Reserve

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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