La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2017 – Saint-Julien

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou  2017 – Saint-Julien

The nose is fruity, fresh and offers crunchiness. It reveals small notes of cassis, fresh blackberry and fine notes of fresh raspberry, flowers associated with discreet touches of minerality (gravels/terroir) as well as subtle/discreet hints of menthol liquorice (in the background) and very discreet hints of spices. The palate is fresh (good freshness), fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a good definition, fat, a fine suavity, a fine juiciness, a good guideline, dynamism as well as a mineral frame. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/fresh cassis, fresh/crunchy redcurrant and more slightly cherry, wild raspberry associated with discreet touches of chocolate, sweet spices, vanilla as well as a very discreet hint of minerality almost ioded (in the background), very discreet hints of ripe almond and an imperceptible hint of grilled on the finish/persistence. Tannins are well-built and slightly chewy. Fine chews on the finish.

Note (Score): 15.75+/20

Note (Score): 91-92/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)