Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 2009
100 Points by Robert Parker. 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 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru's inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent! -Robert Parker, February 2012.
Wine Spectator Review: Full bodied, rich wine with perfectly ripe fruit character. Tannins a bit pronounced on the very long finish. Very nice indeed. “This is a classic, powerful style Ducru. Maybe the best yet. Wow.” 14% alc. Abv.
*Image by Katrina Coulourides
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