Robert Parker – 89
Tasted blind at the Bordeaux 2012 Southwold tasting. The 2012 La Croix de Beaucaillou has a reserved but clean and focused bouquet of earthy black fruit, tobacco and a touch of bay leaf. It just needs a little more vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is an attractive pencil lead note, fine balance with quite a long tail on the finish. This is another very satisfying deuxième vin from Bruno Borie, if not quite up there with the very best that he has produced in recent years. Tasted January 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
JancisRobinson.com – 15
Tasted blind. Solid, round, polished tannins and rather green fruit. Quite a bit of acidity on the finish. Tastes greenish-blue somehow!
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2025