2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 96
  • JS 95
  • JL 94
  • WA 93
  • VN 93
  • JD 93
  • DC 93
  • WS 93

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(94–96 points) Barrel Sample. A mix of well-structured tannins and bright acidity contrast with the perfectly ripe fruits in this beautifully balanced wine. The wine's richness is impressive and will ensure a long life... expand (94–96 points) Barrel Sample. A mix of well-structured tannins and bright acidity contrast with the perfectly ripe fruits in this beautifully balanced wine. The wine's richness is impressive and will ensure a long life. ROGER VOSS collapse
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(94-95 points) This is so savory and delicious with dark-berry and mushroom character and cedar undertones. Lavender and smoke as well. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.
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... expand (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. There is depth of flavor and length. The wine is age-worthy so give it at least a few years before popping a cork and enjoy it over the next 12-15 years. From a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and reaching 15% alcohol. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Croix%20de%20Beaucaillou collapse
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(91 - 93 points) This is not a second wine as such, because it comes from a dedicated part of the vineyard, located on the south bank of La Mouline. The 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon... expand (91 - 93 points) This is not a second wine as such, because it comes from a dedicated part of the vineyard, located on the south bank of La Mouline. The 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, to be aged 12 months in 60% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.75, 15% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 96. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little closed and broody to begin, offering subtle notions of fertile loam, tobacco, truffles and cast iron pan with a core of crème de cassis, blackberry compote and boysenberries with hints of underbrush and bay leaves. Full, rich and seductive in the mouth, it has firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness to lift the dense fruit to a long finish.- LPB collapse
VN 93
Vinous, November 2019
(91-93 points) The 2018 Croix de Beaucaillou comes from vines in the heart of the appellation and sees 12 months in 80% new oak. Deep purple in hue, the bouquet is sensual and ravishing with precocious kirsch, menthol... expand (91-93 points) The 2018 Croix de Beaucaillou comes from vines in the heart of the appellation and sees 12 months in 80% new oak. Deep purple in hue, the bouquet is sensual and ravishing with precocious kirsch, menthol, fig and red berry scents that explode from the glass. This is no shy retiring wallflower! The palate is packed to the rafters with rich, red berry fruit laced with white pepper, sage, mint and touches of fresh fig. It is one of the most decadent Croix de Beaucaillou that I have tasted at this prenatal stage, a heady and hedonistic Saint-Julien that will appeal to those who like that style. At 15.0% alcohol and with an IPT of 96, make sure you either give this a few years in bottle or cancel the early morning appointment the following day. -- Neal Martin collapse
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(91-93 points) While the 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is often thought of as the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, it’s actually from a separate parcel on the northern part of the estate and is a stand-alone wine based... expand (91-93 points) While the 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is often thought of as the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, it’s actually from a separate parcel on the northern part of the estate and is a stand-alone wine based on 55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot that will spend 12 months in 60% new French oak. Offering terrific purity of fruit as well as notes of graphite, lead pencil, cassis, and blackberries, it’s medium to full-bodied, has a distinct sense of minerality, good structure, and outstanding length. I’d be thrilled to drink bottles over the coming decade or more. collapse
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... expand 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 black cherry, with a silky texture. It's aged in 70% new oak but this is already well integrated, and the wine is wonderfully stretched out through the palate. An impressive La Croix. 3.75pH. collapse
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
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork