Croix de Beaucaillou 2005
The second wine of the famous Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou that started to build momentum in the last few years with stunning scores for the 2009 and 2010 vintages, this comes in a great form for a lesser wine.
Popped and poured with aeration only in the glass. 13% alcohol and aged for 12 months in 20-40% new French oak small barrels.
2005 Croix de Beaucaillou Saint Julien
Deep dark red color, very youthful. A developed nose that started smoky initially and added further aromas of black currant buds, red currant, red cherry very well mixed with leather, dark chocolate and tobacco. Medium body, the wine gains in volume as it breaths, exhibiting ripe tannins and mocha, cigar box, subdued sweet raspberry and black currant flavors on the palate. A vibrant acidity and a very pleasant mouth-feel. Firm tannins with red fruit and dark chocolate flavors in the medium aftertaste. (88-89/100)
A wine showing a great Bordeaux typicality coming from an acclaimed 2005 vintage in France. Plenty of life ahead and good value.
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