The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and
The purity of fruit is wonderful in this, with plums, currants and hints of fresh mushrooms. Hints of cloves too. Full-bodied, with chewy, creamy tannins and a bright fresh finish. Super energy and intensity. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Better
95-97 Barrel sample. Big and powerful, structured, with bitter chocolate and blackberry flavors. The wine is dense, the fruit enormous. But it does manage to keep freshness.
Features plenty of flash and sizzle, with gorgeous, inviting mocha, espresso and chocolate notes up front, backed by a dense core of plum sauce, cassis, blackberry puree and blueberry reduction accents. Long, showing terrific polish, with a lovely lingeri
This is a wine with split personality. The nose is luxurious, bordering on soppy, but open and lots of fun, with typical overripe aromas of dried apricot and blackberry jam. The palate, though, is packed with tannin and drying oak, as well as surprising,
This is a gorgeous bottle of Ducru-Beaucaillou with incredible intensity and depth - filled with plums, blackberries, cedar and black currant. Though the wine is clearly too young now, the potential reveals itself in the long finish and layers of concentrated flavours with firm, ripe tannins.~Jeannie Cho Lee tasted in 2013
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