2019 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 1x750ml


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Rating: Vinous 95Robert Parker 96

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Vinous 95

The 2019 Ducru Beaucaillou has a pastille-like purity on the nose – black cherries, blueberry, quite floral and Margaux-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, showy and opulent, yet undeniably there is real backbone behind this Saint-Julien. Velvety smooth on the finish, this is the right way to produce decadent Left Bank Bordeaux. Fabulous. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. [Neal Martin, 28/02/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2060

Robert Parker 96

Powerful and muscular, the 2019 Ducru-Beaucaillou offers up aromas of cassis, raspberries and cherries mingled with notions of violets and iris, framed by a generous application of creamy new oak. Full-bodied, velvety and concentrated, it’s rich but lively, with a deep core of fruit and an ample endowment of ripe, powdery tannins. Fuller maturity and a more rigorous selection over the last two decades have brought what proprietor Bruno Borie characterizes as additional "punch" to this wine, in the form of unprecedented levels of anthocyanins and tannins, but all that substance and structure will require some patience before we’ll see if Ducru is still Saint-Julien’s most elegant wine. [William Kelley, 10/03/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2029-2065


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