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2008 Croix de Beaucaillou


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2008 Other vintages
Appellation:Saint-Julien (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%
The 2008 Croix de Beaucaillou ($42.50) is a red wine from Saint-Julien produced by Château Ducru Beaucaillou that is based on 2008 cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc and has an alcohol content of 13%. The 2008 Croix de Beaucaillou is the ideal red to combine with game and braised beef. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this red according to Drinks&Co users while experts give the following evaluation: robert parker: 90 and wine spectator: 89.

Description of 2008 Croix de Beaucaillou

2008 Croix de Beaucaillou (Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon)


  • View: 2008 La Croix de Beaucaillou has a deep garnet color,
  • Nose: concentrated fruit flavors
  • Mouth: good structure with powerful tannins

PAIRING: leg of lamb seven hours, with red meats and mushrooms.

GRAPES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

CELLAR: Château Ducru Beaucaillou

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Château Ducru Beaucaillou

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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique

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Reviews of 2008 Croix de Beaucaillou


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TASTING NOTES OF 2008 La Croix de Beaucaillou:
- View: garnet.
- Nose: fruity aromas of snuff and forest.
- Mouth: fruity, velvety texture, medium bodied, balanced acidity.

APPELLATION: Saint-Julien.

GRAPES: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot

PAIRING: red meat, lamb, poultry.
TEMPERATURE: 16 ° to 18 °C
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La Croix de Beaucaillou 2008

Reviews of other vintages of 2008 Croix de Beaucaillou201220152014


La Croix de Beaucaillou is the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou.
Ducru-Beaucaillou Château owes its name not only to the soil characteristics of the terroir, but also to Bertrand Ducru who acquired it in 1795.
The 75 hectares of vineyards Ducru-Beaucaillou lie in the municipality of Saint-Julien, on the edge of the Gironde, making him eligible for a protective microclimate regulator. The vines of the vineyard is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 30%.
The wines are aged in oak barrels (20 to 40% new) for 12 months.
This 2012 vintage is about 50% of production. It is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot.
On an intense color of ruby, plum reflections, it offers a flexible nose of blackcurrant on a background of vanilla, sprinkled with light notes reflecting perfectly the terroir. Round and medium-bodied, it will accompany your feast without difficulty during the next decade.

Ducru-Beaucaillou also produced The Little Pebble.

Other notations:
Decanter: 17/20
Drink or keep: 2017 - 2027
PAIRING: Roasted pigeon
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La Croix de Beaucaillou 2012


I bought Château Ducru Beaucaillou la Croix de Beaucaillou at Uvinum.
Brillant ruby red colour, high layer. I cleary noticed toasty notes. It tasted good to me.
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Château Ducru Beaucaillou la Croix de Beaucaillou 2015


Aromas of toffee. It was a surprising wine.
Best of Saint-Julien.
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La Croix de Beaucaillou 2014

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