La Croix de Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.137 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ivonne Nill

Simply glorious.

Simply glorious.

Dec 29th, 2017
Dylan York

2005 Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien - ripe fresh and delicious right now but a shame to waste because it's got so much potential. Glad I used the #Coravin it's got tons of life left and I've still got another bottle. Hold for 10 yrs.

2005 Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien - ripe fresh and delicious right now but a shame to waste because it's got so much potential. Glad I used the #Coravin it's got tons of life left and I've still got another bottle. Hold for 10 yrs.

Aug 6th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Ducru numero dos, drinking very well right now with elegance and purity. A classic claret the 2005 is not peaking but probably 2-5 years from it depending on your bottle. #ducrubeaucaillou #saintjulien #bordeaux

Ducru numero dos, drinking very well right now with elegance and purity. A classic claret the 2005 is not peaking but probably 2-5 years from it depending on your bottle. #ducrubeaucaillou #saintjulien #bordeaux

Nov 14th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Classic Claret, Ducru#2, a go to #Bordeaux for me in any vintage.

Classic Claret, Ducru#2, a go to #Bordeaux for me in any vintage.

May 23rd, 2015
Will Stanley

Not as splendid as when I had it last year, but then I did fuck up the accompanying meal somewhat. Still very young though, with a promising future.

Not as splendid as when I had it last year, but then I did fuck up the accompanying meal somewhat. Still very young though, with a promising future.

Jul 13th, 2014
Radka Beach

This 2005 vintage is known as a great year,Bold yet perfectly ready to drink,refreshing acidity,wood scented tannins&dark fruits lingering on the palate for long time.Ideal pairing to wagyu beef carpaccio with black truffles!

This 2005 vintage is known as a great year,Bold yet perfectly ready to drink,refreshing acidity,wood scented tannins&dark fruits lingering on the palate for long time.Ideal pairing to wagyu beef carpaccio with black truffles!

Jan 13th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

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

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

Dec 26th, 2013
Will Stanley

The Bordeaux I've had over the last six months has, I must admit, left me sceptical as to why Bordeaux is so brilliant. With the exceptions of Chateau La Cardonne 2003 and Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2001, much of the Bordeaux I've had has left me disappointed. This bottle however reaffirmed to me the beauty of the region. Just an astonishingly good wine - 2005 of course being an excellent vintage - whose only let-down lay in my not opening the bottle a few years later; the wine would definitely benefit from a good five to ten years' more age, to soften the tannins and allow a longer finish. I am however being fussy. It was fantastic.

The Bordeaux I've had over the last six months has, I must admit, left me sceptical as to why Bordeaux is so brilliant. With the exceptions of Chateau La Cardonne 2003 and Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2001, much of the Bordeaux I've had has left me disappointed. This bottle however reaffirmed to me the beauty of the region. Just an astonishingly good wine - 2005 of course being an excellent vintage - whose only let-down lay in my not opening the bottle a few years later; the wine would definitely benefit from a good five to ten years' more age, to soften the tannins and allow a longer finish. I am however being fussy. It was fantastic.

Jul 3rd, 2013
Boxer Briefs

Another day, another vintage of Ducru. Similar to the 09 in that it got better with air. Man, the difference between the two 05's is amazing. 2nd label has far less new oak, less green, less concentration, I appreciate it far more than 1st label.

Another day, another vintage of Ducru. Similar to the 09 in that it got better with air. Man, the difference between the two 05's is amazing. 2nd label has far less new oak, less green, less concentration, I appreciate it far more than 1st label.

May 24th, 2017
Mike Evans

Not at all lacking in either ripe black currant and fine tannin.

Not at all lacking in either ripe black currant and fine tannin.

Dec 22nd, 2018