2011 La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 93
  • NM 92
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2011 La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
This is big and solid wine with firm tannins and juicy fruit. It shows spice and intense acidity followed by black-currant freshness.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. It has fine delineation on the nose that is dominated by creamy new oak at the moment although it is completely in... The 2011 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. It has fine delineation on the nose that is dominated by creamy new oak at the moment although it is completely in synch with the ebullient ripe blackberry and briary fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with quite succulent tannins. There is a keen thread of citrus lemon and a touch of orange rind with fine delineation and poise towards the tensile finish. This is a very fine second wine for the vintage fresh and lively. Tasted April 2012.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Aromas of plums and berries with hints of chocolate and spice. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a chocolate and berry undertone. Well done. Second wine of Ducru. 7% Petit Verdot 20% Merlot and 73% Cabernet Sauvignon.
JJB 91
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2012
73% cabernet sauvignon 20% merlot 7% petit verdot. The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Inky beet-like and nearly opaque purple with a vibrant fuchsia rim. Bouquet of gorgeous perfumed spring flowers and cool blue fruits... 73% cabernet sauvignon 20% merlot 7% petit verdot. The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Inky beet-like and nearly opaque purple with a vibrant fuchsia rim. Bouquet of gorgeous perfumed spring flowers and cool blue fruits with hints of mocha baking chocolate and crushed minerals. Big fruit on the entry with blackberry and blueberry building in power and intensity along with a weighty lushness. The acidity and tannins need a couple of years to resolve. An elegant wine for the near term enjoy upon release and over the following 10 years.