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La Croix de Beaucaillou Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2005

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Type of Vine: Blend

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou:
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique wine-growing terroir. This exceptional ecosystem produces fine, elegant, tasty wines, with a long finish – in short, archetypal Saint-Julien wines. Perched on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary, in the centre of a hundred-year-old park, Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Vict... Read more
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique wine-growing terroir. This exceptional ecosystem produces fine, elegant, tasty wines, with a long finish – in short, archetypal Saint-Julien wines. Perched on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary, in the centre of a hundred-year-old park, Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Victorian-style castle, which has, over time, become one of the great symbols of the Médoc. Unusually for Bordeaux, it is built directly above the barrel cellars, enveloping its owners, who have lived here for over sixty years, in the sumptuous aromas of their wine. Today, the estate is managed by the company Jean Eugène Borie SA, which is owned by Mrs Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugène, CEO since 2003, the third generation of the Borie family to head the estate. There are very close links between this estate and the five families who have been its successive owners. The estate’s history starts at the very beginning of the 13th century. Owned by the Bergeron family from 1720, the estate rapidly obtained a good reputation, in France and abroad: as early as this, visitors came from Scandinavia. The Municipal archives in Bordeaux dating from the French Revolution reveal that a sword and pistol were confiscated by the authorities from some Swedes, who were staying in the castle at the time. The estate was sold in 1795 to Bertrand Ducru who added his name to that of the castle, which then became known as “Ducru-Beaucaillou”. Ducru hired Parisian architect Paul Abadie to renovate the residence. The architect transformed it into a charterhouse in the Directoire style, adding a floor and an elegant façade which looks out over the eastern bank of the Gironde estuary, where, the intense 18th-century maritime traffic provided an animated show of sea-faring ships. Read less

Member Reviews for La Croix de Beaucaillou Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

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Snooth User: thejohnsonclan
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4.50 5
08/26/2011

This is the best wine I have ever tasted. Smooth from start to finish.


Snooth User: ConvoiVietnam
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4.00 5
04/24/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: cbarbata
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/25/2009

needs 2+ hours in decanter


Snooth User: Peter
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2001 09/29/2007

Second run of the famous French label. Great quality grape.


External Reviews for La Croix de Beaucaillou Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/12/2012

This is big and solid wine, with firm tannins and juicy fruit. It shows spice and intense acidity followed by black-currant freshness. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 La Croix de Beaucaillou 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/08/2012

The opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2011 Croix de Beaucaillou (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) exhibits copious aromas of incense, Christmas fruitcake and red and black currants presented in a richly fruity, opulent style that is almost atypical in ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 La Croix de Beaucaillou 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/11/2011

85% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot. Aged for 12 months in 60% new oak barrels, the balance in one year-old barrels. 13.7% alcohol. No longer a second wine', the vineyards for Croix de Beaucaillou are smack between Gruaud Larose and Leoville Barton. ... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 La Croix de Beaucaillou 3000ml


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/19/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 La Croix de Beaucaillou 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 08/04/2010

Rose, mineral, currant and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a long finish. Polished and pretty. Could use a little bit more in the center palate, but very good indeed. Second wine of Ducru. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 La Croix de Beaucaillou 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Type of Vine: Blend

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Dietary Information: Organic

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Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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