La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou 2016 (1.5L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 1500ml
Winery: Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St. Julien
Grapes Varieties: 3% Petit Verdot,33% Merlot,64% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classification: 2nd Wine of Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou Production: 10000 cases
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 3 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=94 Pristine, attractive fruit with perfume and freshness. Dark-berry and plum notes, as well as cassis and brambleberries, define the character of both nose and palate. The tannins are saturated in ripe dark berries and plums and deliver a superbly fresh, shimmering, dark-fruited finish. Wow-factor is strong here in 2016. Try this from 2024.
AG=93 The 2016 Croix de Beaucaillou has a very attractive bouquet of high-toned but controlled blackberry and blueberry fruit neatly enmeshed with some quality new oak. The medium-bodied palate delivers fine-boned tannins, well-judged acidity and a silky-smooth, sensual finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is a very impressive 2016. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting.
WA=92 Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, 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.
WS=91 Solid, with engaging cassis, cherry and blueberry fruit flavours, backed by a mouthwatering bramble note and flash of roasted apple wood. Captures the essence of '16 St.-Julien in a more accessible package. Best from 2021 through 2030.