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2021 La Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

£195 / Case£32.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

DE96
"Beautiful and beguiling nose, perfumed blackcurrants and dark fruits; damsons, plums, raspberries and rose petals. Lovely crunchy fruit, real bite and presence in the mouth. Excellent precision,... tannins are succulent and ripe they fill the mouth with a juicy, intense granular texture. There is such depth to this - perfume, tobacco, earth, violets and concentrated fruits that have a verticality to them with an unprecedented 98% of Cabernet Sauvignon providing the support and the backbone. There is a crystalline purity to the fruit giving tension to the overall frame, it’s focussed and driven all with excellent definition. This is not a wallflower of a wine - it’s charming and confident, strutting its stuff right now and giving you absolut St-Julien terroir and vintage markers in the glass with slate, graphite and liquorice salinity on show. Skilled winemaking on show." 96 pts., Georgina Hindle, decanter.com
£954 / Case£159 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Madame de Beaucaillou, Haut-Medoc 6x75cl

RP88-90
"The 2020 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, with an alcohol of 14.6%. It is aging for an anticipated 17 months in French oak barrels, 30%... new. Deep purple-black in color, it bursts from the glass with bombastic scents of stewed black plums, crème de cassis and blueberry pie with nuances of violets and licorice, plus a waft of menthol. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of juicy black fruits with plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing spicy. This is a very different style from the grand vin (Calon-Ségur), but also very delicious." 88-90 pts., Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com
£72.50 / Case£12.08 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

VM96-98
The en primeur release of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou today marks nearly twenty flourishing years of expertise and excellence under the stewardship of Bruno Borie, and a 2020 vintage of remarkable... purity and elegance. Supple and concentrated, it is somewhat lighter on its feet than the 2019 yet possesses a length, refinement and grace reaffirming why Ducru-Beaucaillou, has remained over these twenty years such an attractive proposition for collectors. Though not all critics were able to sample the 2020, plaudits from the The Wine Advocate suggest a similar attraction with 95-97 points awarded. Collectors will also note this year’s special label design to mark this estate’s tercentenary vintage, which Borie describes as ‘an event in itself’ and one ‘capturing the brilliance, perspectives and energy of the 2020 vintage’.
£960 / Case£160 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 La Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

DE95
Deep, intense purple colour with freshness and nuances of graphite and mineral on the nose. Toasted spice follows, with sweeter vanilla tones overlaying an earthy core. The palate is incredibly juicy... with great fruit concentration bringing lovely weight and volume. Tannins are quite fine, integrated and accessible now, defining ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit, with sweeter milk chocolate tones ending with tremendous length and freshness. An out-and-out crowd pleaser.
£179 / Case£29.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 La Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

DE92
"Bramble fruit, hedgerow, some rose-perfumed florality - expressive on the nose with additional herbal notes and green bell pepper nuances. Excellent succulence on the palate with a juicy, wet stone... minerality. Fruit is high toned, tannins are muscular and very present but also quite polished with spiced edges that tingle the tongue with a combination of spice and smoke." 92 pts., Georgina Hindle, www.decanter.com
£168 / Case£28 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Madame de Beaucaillou, Haut-Medoc 12x75cl

VM89-91
"The 2019 Madame de Beaucaillou has turned out beautifully. Bright, floral and effusive, the Madame offers up crushed red berry fruit, spice, new leather and licorice. This effusive, charming red... offers tons of immediacy and sheer appeal. I would prefer to drink it over the next handful of years. The Madame is a blend from vineyards that previously informed Bruno Borie's Listracs, plus other parcels just outside Saint-Julien."
£159.96 / Case£13.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur