Croix Beaucaillou 2016 has been released at €34.80 per bottle ex-negociant, up 15.9% on the 2015 release price (€30). It is being offered by merchants for £420 per 12×75, an increase of 31.3% on the 2015 release of £320. This makes the wine more expensive than all other recent vintages.
Still, Croix Beaucaillou 2016 is also the highest scoring vintage on the market according to The Wine Advocate. Neal Martin scored the wine 92-94 points and commented that, “though it is a Deuxieme Vin, it deserves several years in bottle”. James Suckling agreed that it was an “exciting second wine from Ducru” and awarded 94-95 points.
Buyers looking for value might consider the 2014 vintage, despite its slightly lower score of 92. The wine is available at a 35.2% discount to the 2016.
You can keep up with other critic scores as they are released on the Liv-ex Insights critic scores page.
Liv-ex members can see ongoing real time prices for Croix Beaucaillou on Market View.