la croix ducru-beaucaillou, saint-julien 2019
VINOUS
94

2019 la croix ducru-beaucaillou, saint-julien

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VINOUS
94

Vinous

The 2019 La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou is matured for 12 months in 60% new oak. Interestingly, that Earl Grey tincture continues to define this very classically styled wine, enhancing the black fruit. Hints of ash emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and plenty of graphite-infused black fruit that render this quite Pauillac in style. Impressively persistent on the tobacco-tinged finish. Leave this for 4–5 years in bottle just to smooth its edges. 2025 - 2045