2018 Ducru Beaucaillou 75CL
Wine Rating: RP 98 points
Drink by: 2025 - 2055
Deep purple-black colored, it has a powerful nose of baked black cherries, blackberry preserves and crème de cassis with nuances of menthol, pencil lead, cedar chest and Indian spices, plus fragrant wafts of violets and licorice emerging after a few minutes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with impactful black fruits and exotic spices layers, supported by firm, ripe grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. There is a brightness to the wine—surprising freshness—and yet it remains very rich and hedonic, presenting an extraordinary vinous paradox that will blow away fans of this great estate.
One of the most iconic estate from St. Julien, Ducru Beaucaillou belongs to the 2nd growth classification and is regarded as a Super Second. It took its name from one of its then owner, Bertrand Ducru who purchased the estate in 1795, and from its unique terroir.
The word Beaucaillou means beautiful stones referring to the large-stone gravel beds of Ducru Beaucaillou.
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