This castle, Second Cru classified in 1855, is named after the beautiful and large stones that characterize the terroir of Saint-Julien and make it an exceptional place for Bordeaux varietals, with poor and well-drained soils.
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|complete package :||6|
|Wine color :||Red Wine|
|Appellations :||Saint Julien|
|Volume :||75 cl|
|Grape variety 1 :||Merlot|
|Grape variety 2 :||Cabernet Franc|
|Grape variety 3 :||Petit verdot|
|Grape variety 4 :||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Aging potential :||6-8 years|
|Council Service :||14 - 16 °|
Tasting Bernard Burtschy: Developed by the team of Ducru-Beaucaillou, the wine takes off, it has its own terroir. It has style, length, a nice mid-palate, the tannins are fine, the final good is fresh. One way to carry his cross differently.
Robert Parker: 87-89
Wine Spectator: 89
Jancis Robinson: 17
La Croix de Beaucaillou, second wine that was born with the 1995 vintage is made from young vines of the estate - 10 years or less - and not selected for the first wine vats. Two varieties are assembled here: a little black merlot and cabernet sauvignon much as 85% certain vintages.
In the winery, winemaking is patchy, to better reflect the characteristics of the plots and grape varieties, with an aging in new casks of 20-40% depending on the wealth of vintages.
Thus develops a second powerful wine, deep, strong, with flowers and spices. Some are wondering whether it is really a second wine ...