La Croix Du Cru Beaucaillou 2005


Ducru-Beaucaillou says it is trying to achieve 5th growth quality from this wine, and we are delighted to say that it reached its goal in 2005. The nose is much more than just a Second wine La Croix. Like the Grand Vin, it noses ripe prune, and the plum contains lots of Merlot (40%) surprisingly restrained. Pure, lush cassis fruit from cabernet with chocolate hints from the fine wood fills the mouth with a sense of great style and panache. The palate reflects the palate and is appealing, approachable and hugely impressive. Consistent scores, for example, RP91 and WS91.


The Wine Advocate et al 91/100, write, ' The second wine, the sensational 2005 Croix de Beaucaillou, is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit aromas soar from the glass of this open-knit seductress. A dense ruby/purple color, beautiful full-bodied, lush, expansive flavors, low acidity, and sweet tannin suggest this lovely cuvee should be drunk over the next 12-13 years. It is an amazing sleeper of the vintage!

Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 30/04/2008 Parker91/100 The second wine, the sensational 2005 Croix de Beaucaillou, is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit aromas soar from the glass of this open-knit seductress. A dense ruby/purple color, beautiful full-bodied, lush, expansive flavors, low acidity, and sweet tannin suggest this lovely cuvee should be drunk over the next 12-13 years. It is an amazing sleeper of the vintage! Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Wine Advocate - eRobertParker.com #219 Apr 2008

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