Produced from a plot specifically dedicated to it, La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou expresses the typicity of the great Günz gravel terroirs of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, an emblematic estate in the Saint-Julien appellation, on the left bank of Bordeaux.
The Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), supplemented by Merlot (35%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018 is matured for 12 months in Bordeaux barrels of 225 litres, 60% of which are of new wood and 40% of one previous wine.
The La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018 is a magnificent Saint-Julien from a dazzling vintage. The wine offers an intense aromatic palette, revealing notes of ripe black fruit, cherry and blackcurrant, fresh menthol notes, lavender, liquorice and black spices, along with superb mineral notes of graphite and pencil lead. Powerful and very concentrated, the palate shows off an immense structure with a voluptuous and silky texture. A great vintage of La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou with a great ageing potential.