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La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

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2020 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 93

Tobacco, cedar, mint leaf, cigar box and black currants come together on the nose. The wine is refined, soft and supple with silky tannins, ripe, sweet, fruits, lift and freshness. The elegant finish with its black cherry, mocha and spice nuances tastes as good as it feels. Hold this for 3-5 years before opening a bottle and it will really start showing its essence. The wine is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

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2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 93

Black currants, flowers, vanilla, dried cherry and blackberry aromas come through loud and clear on the nose. Fresh, vibrant, silky, long and juicy, the currants and blackberries continue flowing in the creamy, medium/full-bodied finish. This could be the finest vintage of La Croix Ducru--Beaucaillou produced at the estate. Clearly, this is a wine of Classified Growth quality. From a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.3% alcohol and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels for 12 months. 92-94 Pts

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2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 93

The floral notes and touch of spice add a lot to the soft medium/full-bodied wine. The fruit is ripe, sweet and fresh with good energy, richness, lift and length, finishing with soft, polished, ripe, red fruits that linger. If you can wait, give it a few years of cellaring before popping a cork and enjoy it over the next 12-15 years. 93 Points

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2017 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 92

Dried flowers, cocoa, plums, cherry and cassis create a wine that's fruity and fresh, sweet and round and light on its feet. The finish of licorice and ripe, red berries is easy to like and already delicious to drink. From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.68% alcohol and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels. 92 Points

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2016 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 92

Forward, fresh, medium-bodied, energetic, fruity and early drinking, the wine is already showing off its sweet, pure red fruits, tobacco leaf and earthy qualities. Give it just a few years in the cellar and will be fully ready to go. 92 Points

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Satiny, slick, ready fruits loosen your taste buds, displaying a wine with lift, length and character. The plums are perfect and the finish has lasting charm. From a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.44% alcohol and is aging in 60% new French oak barrels. 92 Points

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2015 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 92

Silky, supple, soft tannins help create a wine with a lot of charm. The fruits are forward, ripe, sweet and fresh, serving up their ripe plum, licorice and dark red fruit flavors with ease. Drink this now, or age it for 5 years for additional secondary nuances. 92 Points

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Packed with dark red berries and cocoa, soft tannins, a medium body and plenty of ripe black raspberries, thyme and a hint of smoke, this is already showing that it could drink well early. From a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine is aging in 60% new French oak barrels. The tannins are soft, the wine is fresh and should drink well with just a few years of bottle age. From a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached is aging in 60% new French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts

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2014 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  (St. Julien) 91

Smoky, spicy and sweet, this smooth, fresh wine is packed with dark berries, a sprig of thyme and soft tannins. The wine will show well young or it can age for a decade. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.25% alcohol and is aging in 60% new French oak barrels. 90-92 Pts

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