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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou




St Julien

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2019

6x75cl £960.00

1 case Equiv. £160.00 per bottle

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6x75cl £1,000.00

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Tasting Note:

This is an absolutely sensational Ducru Beaucaillou. There have been times when we’ve felt the grand vin has been a bit too technical or is trying too hard. This year’s incarnation is a real natural beauty: fine boned, athletic and graceful. There’s a classicism to the fruit, it’s taut and dark with notes of tapenade, cedar and minerals. It’s so sleek and refined, there’s almost a leafy quality to the cassis core, hints of bergamot and delicate spices. We can’t ever recall tasting such an elegant or harmonious Ducru at this stage of its development. There's a real sense of harmony and control from the fragrant start, through the vivacious and broad mid-palate and then the grandeur of the tannins laced with notes of kirsch, blood orange and salts. Superb.

"I tasted the 2019 Ducru Beaucaillou four times in 12-hour intervals from opening. It has a splendid bouquet centered around black fruit laced with graphite, Montecristo cigars and hints of sage and cedar. This is one of the most Pauillac-like Ducrus that I have encountered at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins, pitch perfect acidity and a sensual, satin-like texture that could seduce from miles away. There is a sense of completeness surrounding this Second Growth, charming you surfeit with nobility and outstanding in terms of persistence. Fabulous. 2026 - 2060 96-98/100". - Neal Martin, vinous.com

"A very powerful Ducru with intense tannins and backbone, showing blue fruit, black tea and tobacco. Full-bodied with impressive structure and so much tannin. It goes on for minutes. Very traditional. Owner Bruno Borie said it is a wine to last forever and I have to agree. 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot. 99-100/100". - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

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