2005 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

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!

Drink Dates: 2008-2008
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

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.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/19/2014
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Awesome as usual, my 3rd encounter with the legendary 2005 vintage. Classic roasted coffee nose, intense cherry, currants, licorice and mint with crushed rocks. The palate is intense and youthful, drinking well now but easily has another 15 years. Ripe tannins are full bodied with good grip. #2005 #DUCRUbeaucaillou #Bordeaux

Rating: 90
Author: John A920
Tasted On: 11/14/2012
Delicious and graceful. Needs a 1-2 hr. decant to show its stuff.

Rating: 89
Author: DA HOME
Tasted On: 09/27/2011

Rating: 88
Author: cinnamon
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.

Rating: 90
Author: davidjohnson98
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/26/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2020

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About This Producer


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.

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