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La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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