2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou
# FRDBCS16AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Julien
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 96WE, 95JS, 94WA, 94WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. 12 bottles available.

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This is a firm, dark wine, with dense tannins. It is well balanced, having the ripe fruit that is the hallmark of this vintage. It comes from a single parcel of Ducru-Beaucaillou vineyards. It is likely to age over the long term while showing attractive fruit at an early stage.

94-96 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2017)

This is very tight and focused with blackberries, blackcurrants and licorice. Lots of crushed stones, too. Full-bodied, tightly wound and pretty. Exciting second wine from Ducru.

94-95 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

The 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot that is matured in 60% new oak for 12 months and the remainder in one-year-old barrels. It has quite a rich and opulent bouquet, quite glossy with scents of kirsch, crushed strawberry, crème de cassis and a touch of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sumptuous tannin counterbalance but a keen thread of acidity (the pH is 3.65). There is great tension here, immense purity with quite a structured, almost flinty finish that is classic in style. Though it is a Deuxième Vin, it deserves several years in bottle.

92-94 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

This is lovely from the get-go, with notes of warm ganache and incense in front of a core of alluring crushed blueberry, açai and cassis flavors. Polished and suave on the finish.

91-94 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2017)