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2009 Croix de Beaucaillou, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS93
  • NM92
  • WA91
  • WS89

Reviews

JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Aromas of blackberry and blueberries, with Chinese spices, follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a mineral, floral and chewy finish. Beautiful already, but needs at least three or four years to soften and open.
NM92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. This has a lovely, classic undergrowth scented bouquet with some fine black earthy fruit with overt cedar notes, almost Saint Estèphe-like. The palate is... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. This has a lovely, classic undergrowth scented bouquet with some fine black earthy fruit with overt cedar notes, almost Saint Estèphe-like. The palate is medium-bodied with strong tobacco notes on the entry, good depth, a little coarse and rustic and charming on its spicy finish. Very fine but surprisingly austere for La Croix. Tasted January 2012.
WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The grand vin is the result of an increasingly strict selection process, with approximately 50% of the production going into the final wine and the balance used in the Croix de Beaucaillou. The 2009 may be the finest... The grand vin is the result of an increasingly strict selection process, with approximately 50% of the production going into the final wine and the balance used in the Croix de Beaucaillou. The 2009 may be the finest example of this cuvee I have yet tasted. Up-front, precocious and generous, it possesses a dense purple color, a big, broad, unctuous texture and abundant notes of creme de cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with hints of wood smoke, vanillin and earth. This nearly viscous-styled wine can be drunk in 2-3 years or cellared for 15+.
WS89
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Rose, mineral, currant and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a long finish. Polished and pretty. Could use a little bit more in the center palate, but very good indeed.

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