Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 750ml 2017

France, Bordeaux
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Ducru-Beaucaillou_Saint-Julien_750ml_2017
R4,250

Critic Score

96+
WA

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Tasting notes:
'Deep purple-black in color, the 2017 Ducru-Beaucaillou slowly unfurls to reveal beautifully fragrant notes of warm kirsch, wild blueberries, fresh red and black currants and violets with wafts of underbrush and Earl Grey tea. Medium-bodied, the palate has great freshness and elegance, with very well-played, plush tannins and bags of perfumed fruit, finishing on a lingering spicy note. The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Drink 2022 - 2048.' – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 96+/100 (Mar 2020)

'The 2017 Ducru-Beaucaillou is racy, deep and opulently beautiful. In 2017, Ducru is very red-fruited and floral, with tons of inner sweetness and nuance to match its sumptuous, exotic personality. Mint, spice, chocolate and licorice accents add character as the 2017 gains brightness, aromatic purity and detail with a bit of air. Bruno Borie gave the 2017 18 months in 100% new oak. Along with Beychevelle, Ducru is the most flamboyant wine in Saint-Julien. Tasted two times. Drink 2025 - 2047.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 96/100 (Mar 2020)

'While the dense and dark tannins are prominent, they can't mask the exuberant fruit that wants to burst out. Blackberry flavors are impressively ripe and rich, shot through with acidity that gives the wine salinity as well as freshness. At the back, those tannins will allow the wine to age over many years. Don't drink before 2024.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 96/100 (Mar 2020)

About Château Ducru-Beaucaillou:
Located in Saint-Julien, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc with its history dating back to the beginning of the 13th century. The name Beaucaillou comes from the French ‘beaux Cailloux’ which means ‘beautiful pebbles’. These quartz pebbles were said to be deposited by the ancient Garonne at the beginning of the early Quaternary period (2 million years ago). Today the property has The 75-hectares under vine which are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.
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Variety Bordeaux Blend
Blend information 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot
Rating WA 96+
Drink to Long-term cellaring
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