2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 94 JD 94 JL 94 WE 94 DC 93 WS 93 WA 92
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, March 2021

Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant with violet and lavender, following through to a full body with very fine tannins and a creamy, beautifully caressing texture. Like the chocolate, walnut and berry...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The second wine of this great domaine is the 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, this ripe, opulent beauty boasts a dense purple color to go with a sexy...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019

(92-94 points) The polish to the fruits and tannin is apparent from the get-go. Medium-bodied, elegant, ripe, fresh and extraordinarily juicy, you'll also find elements of espresso bean, ripe plum, blackberry and earth...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

Richly juicy and intense, this wine is massive, with concentrated tannins and dusty texture. The wine has weight and density but is also impressively fresh with acidity. It's a successful combination for this second wine...
DC 93

Decanter, April 2019

The 2018 Croix has an IPT of 96 that comes from the unusually small size and thick skins of the Merlots, Cabernets and Petit Verdots. It's a huge wine filled with deep, vivid and intense pencil lead, cassis and sweet...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2019

(90-93 Points) The solid core of kirsch and plum sauce flavors is laced with apple wood and graphite notes. Direct and well-built. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now. Score range: -JM
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in two-third new barriques. It has a pH of 3.75, 15% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 96...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 15%

Introducing the 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou, a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep purple color and enticing aromas, this wine is a true delight for the senses. Crafted by the renowned producer La Croix de Beaucaillou, this wine showcases the exceptional quality of the St Julien sub-region.

The nose of this wine is a symphony of blackcurrants, cassis, and spice, intertwined with notes of candied violet and tobacco. These complex aromas invite you to take a sip and explore the depths of this opulent beauty. On the palate, the wine reveals its full-bodied nature, with a plush and concentrated mouthfeel that captivates the senses. The black fruits take center stage, supported by a sturdy frame of firm, grainy tannins. The wine's rich juiciness and intense flavors are complemented by a touch of dusty texture, adding to its complexity.

With its 15.0% alcohol content, this wine is robust and powerful, promising a long and evolving aging potential of 15-20 years or more. It is a wine that demands patience and rewards those who allow it to mature gracefully. The La Croix de Beaucaillou is a true representation of the terroir and expertise of its producer.

Renowned wine experts have praised this wine for its exceptional qualities. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 94 points, describing it as ripe, full-bodied, and sumptuous. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also awarded it 92 points, highlighting its vibrant notes of crushed blueberries and blackcurrant cordial. Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling both awarded it a score of 94 points, commending its richness, intensity, and beautifully caressing texture.

The 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou has received high acclaim from prestigious publications such as Vinous, Decanter, and Wine Spectator. Its ravishing bouquet, rich fruit, and impressive structure make it a standout wine that will continue to evolve and delight for years to come. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this decadent Saint-Julien masterpiece.