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La Croix de Ducru Beaucaillou, 2nd wine of Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

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SGD 135.00

Vintage:2015

Size: 750ml

The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. There is very well-judged acidity and its texture is harmonious and silky smooth

La Croix de Ducru Beaucaillou, 2nd wine of Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

Vintage:2015

Size: 750ml

The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. There is very well-judged acidity and its texture is harmonious and silky smooth

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Description

Description

The 75 hectare vineyard of Ducru Beaucaillou is planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. This shows a change in the vineyard since the mid 1990’s with an increase in the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot due to the removal of the previously planted Petit Verdot vines.

The average age of the vines is 35 years. However, Ducru Beaucaillou has old vines. Their oldest plot is the Les Sadons parcel which was planted all the way back in 1918. The heart and soul of the Ducru Beaucaillou vineyard is their vines planted adjacent to the chateau.

Even though that portion of their vineyard is large, at close to 50 hectares of vines, with its easy access to the Gironde and deep gravel slopes, this is some of the best terroir in all of Bordeaux. Additionally they have another 20 hectares of vines located further inland, and to the north, close to Chateau Talbot. Starting with the 2018 vintage, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou began their conversion to 100% organic farming methods.

Tasting Notes

Blend Ratio (Estimate): 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot

It has a floral note on the nose: small black cherries, blueberry and wilted violets, the last becoming more intense as the initially tight-fisted wine opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. There is very well-judged acidity and its texture is harmonious and silky smooth. The quality is loaded more in the mouth than on the nose at the moment, but it is a seriously classy "deuxième vin" that just needs a little more persistence on the finish. Drink: 2021 - 2045

-Robert Parker

Serving Suggestions

Ideal with Pork, Beef and Lamb meat. Perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

Ratings

Robert Parker 93, Wine Enthusiast 95, James Suckling 94

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