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2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 90 WA
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 73278-2003-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    A sleeper of the vintage, Ducru's second wine, the 2003 Croix du Beaucaillou is a complex, fully mature effort displaying notes of cedarwood, incense, spice and red and black currants. With medium body as well as a spicy, round finish, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Lively ruby. Some freshness. Dry and sleek on the finish. A little sweet and dry, especially on the finish, but not bad. (Average group score: 14.4)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: G Wood
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: david ap roux
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Nice. The usual Ducru wet Earth smell. Took several hours to unwind in decanter. Great medium color. Cherry, leather aroma.
    Author: gmoore
Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the "typical" Saint-Julien wine - elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The outstanding structure of these wines gives them great aging potential as well.

The Borie family has owned the estate for the past 60 years, and still lives in the chateau. The chateau itself is unusual for Bordeaux because the house was built directly over the cellar, which means the family lives literally surrounded by their wines. The estate's second wine is called La Croix de Beaucaillou.

See other similar producers:Chateau Pape Clement,Chateau Rauzan Segla,Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 138 bottles owned
  • 24 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 24 collectors)