Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.163 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 - too Young

Vintage 2010 - too Young

Oct 4th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 - spicy, too Young

Vintage 2010 - spicy, too Young

Oct 4th, 2016
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Dark fruit grippy tannins rustic and needs some time

Dark fruit grippy tannins rustic and needs some time

Apr 10th, 2016
Arnaud Le Dévéhat

very promising. i loved it in january 2015- will be hard to find it and to wait few more years.

very promising. i loved it in january 2015- will be hard to find it and to wait few more years.

Jan 18th, 2015
Jennifer Bologna

Still young but very fresh and textured with grainy tannins. Rich and complex.

Still young but very fresh and textured with grainy tannins. Rich and complex.

Aug 14th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

#jaggerlabel #stjulien delicious not as serious ducru wine

#jaggerlabel #stjulien delicious not as serious ducru wine

May 4th, 2014
Joe Loughran

Excellent. Dark garnet robe, nice legs, tannins evident but resolved. Slow ox’d and drank with pork loin, which proved to be a smashing idea. Delicious.

Excellent. Dark garnet robe, nice legs, tannins evident but resolved. Slow ox’d and drank with pork loin, which proved to be a smashing idea. Delicious.

Mar 12th, 2020
Ryan Vento

Took a while to sort itself out but once it opened up to the group it was quite nice.

Took a while to sort itself out but once it opened up to the group it was quite nice.

Aug 18th, 2019
Ryan Vento

James Suckling says this is Ducru’s second wine. Wine Enthusiast says this is no longer their second wine. Wine Spectator says it’s no longer their second wine...”per se.” I believe the issue in question is where the fruit is sourced from and it appears the fruit is no longer sourced from the same vineyards as the grand vin, thus the reticence to actually call it a true second wine. Call it what you will, it’s delightful. Exhibiting a lovely finesse and balance, the nose is chalk full of mint, clove, red cherries, and tobacco. On the palate ripe blackberries, cherries, and hen of the wood. Fine grained tannins with great balance, this is very drinkable at this point in its lifespan. Medium-bodied, relatively light on its feet, and delicious. Fun Fact: Croix no longer shares a common label with the grand vin; the new label (shown in picture) being an entirely fresh and unique design created by Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger.

James Suckling says this is Ducru’s second wine. Wine Enthusiast says this is no longer their second wine. Wine Spectator says it’s no longer their second wine...”per se.” I believe the issue in question is where the fruit is sourced from and it appears the fruit is no longer sourced from the same vineyards as the grand vin, thus the reticence to actually call it a true second wine. Call it what you will, it’s delightful. Exhibiting a lovely finesse and balance, the nose is chalk full of mint, clove, red cherries, and tobacco. On the palate ripe blackberries, cherries, and hen of the wood. Fine grained tannins with great balance, this is very drinkable at this point in its lifespan. Medium-bodied, relatively light on its feet, and delicious. Fun Fact: Croix no longer shares a common label with the grand vin; the new label (shown in picture) being an entirely fresh and unique design created by Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger.

Mar 24th, 2019
Alvaro Bustillos

Wines for gazillionaires - mark oldman

Wines for gazillionaires - mark oldman

Jun 19th, 2018