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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Julien

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc

Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2018

6x75cl £864.00

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Tasting Note:

The charismatic Bruno Borie described 2018 as 'bouleversant'. This is a typically romantic French word that has no direct translation into English. It means that feeling when one is stopped in the street by the beauty of a stranger - drop dead gorgeous if you like. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is more of a bodybuilder plastered in fake tan than a gorgeous natural beauty. This is rippling with muscle, a virile, pumped up, showy style. The bouquet is hedonistic with notes of black cherry, liquorice, truffle, sandalwood, loganberry liqueur, cocoa nibs, forest floor, nori, black tea, prune and graphite. The attack is packed with black and dried fruits - dense, concentrated, inky, this is very brooding and noir, but it has cohesion and has impressive stature - a real vin de garde. Engaging and long - lots of perfumed deep cassis and fine minerals coat the tannins. This is an extreme style for Ducru; colossal, dark and brooding but not without tension and poise.

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