Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2010
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Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Region: France » Bordeaux » St. Julien
Producer: Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Alcohol: 14.0%
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Colour: Profound dark violet robe.

Nose: Notes of black fruits with a hint of spices.

On the palate: Round and luscious, with an imposing structure, fleshy but nicely buttressed by acidity. Velvety and suave tannins.

Finish: Fleshy and impressively persistent.

This wine rebounds constantly during the course of the
tasting and seems never inclined to let go. Consider it as a good companion who, without ever faltering, takes you by the hand and walks pleasantly by your side up to the frontiers of the sublime and perhaps even beyond!

Wine Advocate

With loads of minerality, a terrific opaque purple color, and slightly more structure and tannin than either Poyferre or St.-Pierre (and that's saying something), this is a blockbuster, fabulous Ducru Beaucaillou that should be at its best a good decade from now and last 40-50 years. The proprietor is not alone in thinking this is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou since the 1961. The classic wet rock, creme de cassis, subtle oak and gravelly stoniness of the vineyard come through in this spectacular, full-bodied, gorgeously pure and intense effort. This is wine for the ages that should be forgotten for at least a decade.

Score: 98+. —Robert Parker, February 2013.

Wine Spectator

Not shy at all, with a flamboyant, aromatic profile of roasted apple wood and warm ganache, featuring more than enough stuffing in the form of thickly layered blackberry paste, steeped fig and pastis-soaked plum flavors. The structure is massive but incredibly polished, and the fruit displays terrific purity through the graphite-supported finish. Large-scale and extremely well-rendered. Best from 2020 through 2040.

Score: 97. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2013.

Wine Enthusiast

A grand wine, it has great ripeness and richness, majestic in its structure and upright character. It is concentrated, perfumed and opulent. The style of Ducru Beaucaillou is both generous and powerful, and obviously ageworthy.

Score: 96. —Roger Voss, May 01, 2013.



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