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Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2016


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St Julien
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2016

1 case
Equiv. £167.50 per bottle
2 cases
Equiv. £333.33 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Bruno Borie refers to 2016 as a 'biblical vintage'. He explained that they had the 'flood', the 'plagues of Egypt', a time in the 'wilderness' and then the 'road to Jerusalem'. Rather surprisingly he didn't mention 'sacrifice' a term that propriétaires like to use when talking about yields... Produced from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, the 2016 Ducru is inky black with toasty notes, super-ripe black cherry liqueur and liquorice, this is sexy but also introverted and dark. The palate is impressively concentrated with fine sweetly spiced tannins and layer upon layer of complex, sleek fruit. A very fine and serious Ducru clearly built for the long haul.

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