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.
2020 La Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 6x75cl
£179 / Case£29.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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So much purity and definition, this is a beautiful wine with clarity of flavour. Touches of grilled almond and rosemary, mocha, smoke and coffee bean, there is so much freshness, with juice rushing in between the muscles and a mint leaf finish. 3.78pH, 60% new oak. Yields were 25-30hl/ha. In a year where second wines in the Médoc have sometimes suffered from over-concentration, La Croix de Beaucaillou is a standout success. [01/05/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2042
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