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2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou [2nd wine of Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou]

St-Julien
(OWC)

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PRICE:
$648.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
4 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Pristine, attractive fruit with perfume and freshness. Dark-berry and plum notes, as well as cassis and brambleberries, define the character of both nose and palate. The tannins are saturated in ripe dark berries and plums and deliver a superbly fresh, shimmering, dark-fruited finish. Wow-factor is strong here in 2016. Try this from 2024." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024


"Almost opaque in color, the 2016 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou has a tightly wound, quite pixelated bouquet of black cherries, melted tar and humidor aromas that only gradually unfold. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, perfectly judged acidity, a silky-smooth texture and a pure, sustained finish that is adorable. This is a pretty Saint Julien, equal to many of the Grand Vins." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2045


"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou gives up aromas of cassis, earth, black plums, black cherries and mulberries with wafts of menthol, cigars and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is lively and earthy with firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and mineral-laced." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2020-2035


"The 2016 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is dark, dense and quite powerful, with plush, silky tannins that wrap around a core of rich fruit. Black cherry, chocolate, menthol, leather and spice, espresso and cedar all add character. This sumptuous, racy Saint-Julien will drink well right out of the gate. Readers should expect a potent, concentrated wine. The 2016 spent 12 months in oak, 70% new. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2021-2036


"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." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2021-2030


"Bright, deep crimson. Tastes so dramatic that it's on the edge – almost camembert notes. Lots of spiciness and glamour and then the oak insists a bit. The new oak is a tad obvious at the moment." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/05/2017)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2026-2040


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