Croix de Beaucaillou 2017 (Second Wine of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou)

$370 $400
REGION Saint-Julien, France

It is a blend of 58% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Drink now - 2035.

The 2017 Croix de Beaucaillou is aged in around 80% new oak and was bottled in June.

The nose reflects my remarks out of barrel with gorgeous red berry fruit laced with fresh fig and wild mint, very well defined, a Croix de Beaucaillou with panache to spare.

The palate is medium-bodied with supple and fine tannins married with a fine bead of acidity. It is not a dense or particularly concentrated wine, but nimble and "athletic", fresh as a daisy on the finish.

Classic Saint-Julien!

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