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2010 Croix de Beaucaillou, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JG92
  • JS92
  • JL91
  • NM91
  • WA90
  • AS

Reviews

JG92
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 deep,full-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+.
JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
What a beautiful nose with currants and spices and hints of filtered coffee. Full and silky with beautiful texture and length. Second wine. Excellent.
JL91
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.
NM91
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.
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 La Croix de Beaucaillou: This represented 55% of the production and now, under Bruno Borie, comes from the same vineyard almost every year. (The vineyard is on the other side of the Route du Vin, separating... 2010 La Croix de Beaucaillou: This represented 55% of the production and now, under Bruno Borie, comes from the same vineyard almost every year. (The vineyard is on the other side of the Route du Vin, separating Beaucaillou from estates such as St.-Pierre, Branaire-Ducru and Gloria.) Sweet mulberry and boysenberry fruit intermixed with licorice, forest floor and earth are followed by an opulently textured, fleshy wine that is dense and outstanding. I joked with Bruno Borie that the second wine is probably better than many of the Ducru Beaucaillous produced in the 1970s. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
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.

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