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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
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Vintage 2020

In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.

The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".

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La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou - 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. 13.75% alcohol. It's not the second wine of Ducru Beaucaillou as grapes for this wine come from separate parcels in Ducru Beaucaillou's vineyard, not used for Grand Vin. It was potent and intense wine with a distinctive tobacco leaf and forest floor tones on the nose, lush black fruit on the palate with corresponding fine acidity, lovely complexity, and a long meaty finish. Splendid effort for the vintage. 93p.

  • 93p

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very elegant yet persistent character with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries, discreet minty touch in the background, dark chocolate, fine toasting and discreet hints of vanilla and mild spices. On the palate well structured with excellent balance, ripe tannins, fine acidity, very elegant fruit, with hints of cocoa, excellent length with very complex approach and convincing length. 

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St.Julien, Bordeaux

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