The visit to Ducru Beaucaillou this year was another great tasting, with all the wines singing and showing lovely real Saint Julien character – a fine well-knit delicacy of expression, while certainly not lacking oomph. These two ‘lesser’ wines are good examples, Lalande Borie should be a good drink from the moment it is delivered (‘Very sweet and perfumed. Floral. Light and lacy’ says Jancis Robinson.
Croix de Beaucaillou (£320) like Clos du Marquis, is a property in its own right, a defined vineyard, not a second wine. The issue is the price which is 25% up on the 2014 in Euro terms. But it is still possible to argue that this is good value – certainly compared to Clos du Marquis – we preferred it quite decisively – and others liked it too: 91-92 L&S, 94 Tim Atkin, 17 Jancis Robinson ‘This ‘second wine’ showed extremely well even next to the grand vin’, 91-93 Neal Martin ‘seriously classy’, 91 Steven Spurrier ‘Excitingly expressive’.
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