Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 1995
"Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of exotic spices and preserved black fruits, framed by firm, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic impact and length.” RobertParker.com
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 30%|
|Fill Level||Just In neck.|
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1995 is a 'super second Bordeaux growth' – an estate whose fine red wines are at a quality level equal to, or approaching, that of a first growth. Ducru's fine reds tend to be crafted for relatively early enjoyment rather than speculation, and are exceptionally interesting in both quality and price.
Under the late Jean-Eugène Borie, one of Bordeaux's real gentlemen, Ducru-Beaucaillou, which possesses a wonderful sweeping panoramic views over the Gironde, rose to stardom in the latter part of last century, with a succession of scintillating vintages. The estate is named after the beautiful stones found in its unique wine-growing soils, and today the château is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugène Borie (Jean-Eugène's son).
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"The greatest Ducru produced this century. Breathtaking aromas of berries, violets, vanilla and blackberries set the stage for a wine that's full-bodied and tannic, yet very fine and long in the mouth. This has fabulous structure for aging." Wine Spectator
"Medium to deep brick in color, the 1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou explodes from the glass with bombastic notes of Indian spices, plum preserves, fruitcake and dried figs with nuances of potpourri, star anise, bouquet garni and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of exotic spices and preserved black fruits, framed by firm, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic impact and length. Mature and drinking well now, there's still a good 12-15 years of kick left in this thoroughbred.” RobertParker.com