Ducru Beaucaillou

2015 Ducru Beaucaillou Ducru Beaucaillou

  • Classification:
    2nd growth
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  • Appellation:
    Saint Julien
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 1
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 94+ (Jul. 2019)

The 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is maybe a little more understated than its peers; it doesn’t grab you by your lapels and demand your attention. It is attractive, but I would have liked more vigor. The medium-bodied palate presents grainy tannin, gentle grip, more freshness in the mouth than on the nose, and a pastille-like purity toward the sweet, candied finish. Lovely, but it has certainly retreated into its shell and will require extended cellaring vis-à-vis its peers. [Another bottle tasted at the château and afforded a long decanting showed better.] Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.