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2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou 750ml
2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou
France - Bordeaux - St Julien
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou
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Professional Reviews

IWC
87-90

International Wine Cellar Author: Ian D'Agata Issue: Issue 150

(a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon and 25% merlot; pH 3.69; 60% new oak) Very deep purple. Fresh cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose shows floral, cassis and graphite aromas. Also vibrant on entry, with ripe, soft black fruit and mineral flavors that resonate through the smooth finish. This very well-made wine shows much more complexity, depth and freshness than usual; while there's a hint of slightly drying tannins, this looks to be the best Croix ever. Owner Bruno Borie told me that beginning in 2005 this became a wine of terroir too: rather than including grapes from Ducru's youngest or less favorably situated vines (fruit that now goes into private labels), the Croix is made only with the grapes of certain specific parcels.

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Community Reviews

92

rnorberto Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 10/25/2013

Wingman Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 08/11/2012 Drink Dates: 2013-2023

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