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2010 La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 94
  • AS
  • WE 93
  • JL 93
  • NM 93
  • JG 92
  • WS 91
  • RP 90
  • IWC 89

Reviews for 2010 La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
I love the aromas of minerals, flowers, blackberries and blueberries. Full body with a fabulous texture of polished and integrated tannins. It goes on for minutes. Spicy, subtle fruit and a long and marvelous finish... I love the aromas of minerals, flowers, blackberries and blueberries. Full body with a fabulous texture of polished and integrated tannins. It goes on for minutes. Spicy, subtle fruit and a long and marvelous finish. Currant bush undertones. A whole and beautiful wine. The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Drink or hold.
AS
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
85% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot. Aged for 12 months in 60% new oak barrels the balance in one year-old barrels. 13.7% alcohol. No longer a `second wine' the vineyards for Croix de Beaucaillou are smack between... 85% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot. Aged for 12 months in 60% new oak barrels the balance in one year-old barrels. 13.7% alcohol. No longer a `second wine' the vineyards for Croix de Beaucaillou are smack between Gruaud Larose and Leoville Barton. Harvested between September 29th and October 14th. Very lush the palate is dominated by dark purple fruit while the tannins are big and firm and the finish is long with nice freshness. Overall the 2010 is a bigger style Croix. This should take 8-10 years to really open up.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
No longer a second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, but a wine from its own separate vineyard, Croix de Beaucaillou is impressive. Firm while also rich, it is firmly tannic, superripe and packed with great dark plum and berry... No longer a second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, but a wine from its own separate vineyard, Croix de Beaucaillou is impressive. Firm while also rich, it is firmly tannic, superripe and packed with great dark plum and berry fruits. Fruit and structure well balanced together.
JL 93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. 2010 marks the debut for the new label promoting the estates efforts to market this brand as a unique wine and not a second label of Ducru... Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. 2010 marks the debut for the new label promoting the estates efforts to market this brand as a unique wine and not a second label of Ducru Beaucaillou. According to Bruno Borie the reason for this is; the wine emanates from a different terroir than the Grand Vin. Cassis plums and anise scents lead to a wine offering juicy ripe plums and hints of coca. Fresh clean and polished this is a strong effort for Croix de Beaucaillou. The wine is going to be aged in 60% new oak for about 12 months.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot destined to be aged in 60% new oak for 12 months the Croix du Beaucaillou delivers 13.66% alcohol at a pH of 3.64. It has a very refined bouquet great definition but... A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot destined to be aged in 60% new oak for 12 months the Croix du Beaucaillou delivers 13.66% alcohol at a pH of 3.64. It has a very refined bouquet great definition but tightly-wound at the moment. Hints of black cherries blackberry and a touch of boysenberry. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins a lovely creamy texture with fine precision on the finish. Everything in its right place.
JG 92
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, July 2012
The team at Ducru-Beaucaillou has fashioned a pair of outstanding 2010s. The La Croix de Beaucaillou is a stellar example of the vintage- poised concentrated and impressively light on its feet for this powerhouse ... The team at Ducru-Beaucaillou has fashioned a pair of outstanding 2010s. The La Croix de Beaucaillou is a stellar example of the vintage- poised concentrated and impressively light on its feet for this powerhouse vintage. The bouquet offers up a fine blend of cassis black cherries cigar smoke a lovely base of soil a touch of graphite and a topnote of cedar. On the palate the wine is deepfull-bodied and nascently complex with beautiful balance ripe well-integrated tannins and very good length and grip on the ripe and pure finish. An impressive effort. 2020-2050+.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Ripe and enticing, with mesquite, steeped plum, lightly mulled blackberry and bittersweet ganache notes all seamlessly layered and carrying through the charcoal-tinged finish. Shows good grip, but on track to be... Ripe and enticing, with mesquite, steeped plum, lightly mulled blackberry and bittersweet ganache notes all seamlessly layered and carrying through the charcoal-tinged finish. Shows good grip, but on track to be approachable soon. Best from 2014 through 2024. – JM
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Coming from a totally separate vineyard, this blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot sports a dramatic label designed by Jade Jagger, the daughter of rock legend Mick. The wine is richly fruity, lush, fleshy, very... Coming from a totally separate vineyard, this blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot sports a dramatic label designed by Jade Jagger, the daughter of rock legend Mick. The wine is richly fruity, lush, fleshy, very flamboyant, and seems to have more in common with the 2009 vintage than the more structured, backward and restrained 2010s. The wine is medium to full-bodied, luscious and best drunk over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
IWC 89
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good dark red. Aromas of cassis, menthol, spices, herbs and mocha went into a shell in the glass. Sweet raspberry, currant, tobacco and spice flavors are supple and pliant in spite of the wine's firm acidity and high... Good dark red. Aromas of cassis, menthol, spices, herbs and mocha went into a shell in the glass. Sweet raspberry, currant, tobacco and spice flavors are supple and pliant in spite of the wine's firm acidity and high percentage of cabernet sauvignon. This juicy, approachable wine offers nicely ripe tannins and excellent length.