Château-La-Croix-de-Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
While the top wine gets all the attention, the second wine 2016 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is well worth seeking out and unquestionably shows some of the class and purity of the grand vin. A more forward, fleshy wine with oodles of black raspberries, cassis, and floral hints, it's a total charmer with its fine, supple tannins and great finish. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in 60% new barrels, drink it any time over the coming 15-20 years.
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. Score range: 90 - 93 — JM
Solid, with engaging cassis, cherry and blueberry fruit flavors, backed by a mouthwatering bramble note and flash of roasted apple wood. Captures the essence of '16 St.-Julien in a more accessible package. Best from 2021 through 2030. 10,000 cases made.