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Author: Robert Parker
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!
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Author: James Suckling
Has an impressive nose, with wonderful aromas of currant, toasty oak and flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. There's lots of new wood in the aftertaste, but also juicy fruit. The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou.
Tasted On: 11/14/2012
Delicious and graceful. Needs a 1-2 hr. decant to show its stuff.
Tasted On: 09/27/2011
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/27/2009
Drink Dates: 2015-2025
A bit muted at first. Then slowly showing medoc character of cassis, cherries and pencil. Super acidity and very firm tannin structure. Wait at least 5 years to check in again. Excellent potential and very good value.
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/26/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/01/2008
Drink Dates: 2009-2024
Bought and served in Bordeaux. Dark ruby, not opaque color. Red fruit nose with cigar and cedar aromas. Medium+ bodied, yet lithe and fresh on the palate, with food-friendly acidity and solid core of fruit and toast, confirming the nose. Drying on the nice finish, but not overly tannic at this stage -- more grace than grit! A quality 2nd wine from a vintage that continues to show well. Easy to serve as a "first red" of the evening. Excellent Value. Well done, Ducru!
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