Croix de Beaucaillou 2010 Red (Saint-Julien)
No longer a second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, but a wine from its own separate vineyard, Croix de Beaucaillou is impressive. Firm while also rich, it is firmly tannic, superripe and packed with great dark plum and berry fruits. Fruit and structure well balanced together.
Croix de Beaucaillou 2012 Barrel sample Red (Saint-Julien)
91–93. Barrel sample. This wine is the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, sourced from a vineyard in the heart of Saint-Julien. It's rich and dense, with plenty of firm tannins. The fruit is already delicious and ripe with black currant and berries.
Croix de Beaucaillou 2008 Barrel sample Red (Saint-Julien)
90-92 Barrel sample. This is effectively no longer the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, since it comes from its own vineyards. It is a dense, sculpted wine, formed around a core of chewy tannins. Currently impenetrable and black.