Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2018

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103372

"The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of pure and total sensual beauty. Layers of intense fruit nearly cover the massive tannins that lurk beneath...exceptionally beautiful." Antonio Galloni

£180.00
Total £180.00
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Grape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2045+
Winemaker Bruno Borie
Organic No
Reviewer Score 97-99
Reviewer robertparker.com
SKU 103372

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is right at the top of the ladder in Saint-Julien, and it is known as a 'super Second' – a second growth producing wines equal or superior to the illustrious first growths. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones found in its unique wine-growing soils, and the château is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned the estate for 60 years.

For Bruno Borie's leading brand we have another rich, powerful wine full of character and complexity. Kirsch cherry fruit, forest floor, liquorice and cocoa. Multiple flavours come to you in waves with the fine-grained tannins and crisp acidity to complete the experience in a hugely long, fruity and savoury finish. Needs time.

"Very deep purple-black in color, it prances out of the glass with flamboyant, showy scents of cinnamon stick, wilted roses, star anise, fallen leaves and Ceylon tea with a core of blackcurrant cordial, black cherry compote, violets, chocolate mint and espresso plus a waft of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, opulent and decadently fruited with layer upon layer of black/blue fruit and floral nuances, it has an exquisitely ripe, fine-grained frame and fantastic freshness supporting the multifaceted, beguiling fruit, finishing with tons of fragrant flowers and mineral sparks. At once beautifully elegant and wonderfully bold." robertparker.com

"The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of pure and total sensual beauty. Layers of intense fruit nearly cover the massive tannins that lurk beneath. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, lavender and rose petals all grace a sublime Ducru that is long on class and character. In most recent vintages, Ducru has been a tannic behemoth, but the 2018 is remarkably silky, sumptuous and nuanced. In 2018, Ducru is not an obvious wine, but it is exceptionally beautiful." Antonio Galloni

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