Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 2017
Case Offer: $488 - Order 6 bottles.
Region: St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Size: 750 ml
Grapes: 58% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Enjoy at 16-18°C
James Suckling: 93pts
Robert Parker: 89-91pts
Wine Spectator: 91pts
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.