2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou (St-Julien)

Origin
St-Julien, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
96-98+ points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, May 2011
95-97 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2011
90-91 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, Quarin.com, April 2011
93-97 points, Ian D`Agata, International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 2011

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2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou (St-Julien)

Media Reviews

Robert Parker

Representing 45% of their total production, the 2010 Ducru will certainly compete with the efforts produced in 2009, 2008, and 2005. It hit 14% natural alcohol, compared to 13.5% in 2009 and 2008. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the wine has a surprisingly lower pH (3.62) than the 2009, or the 2005 for that matter. A truly remarkable wine, with a dense purple color and a beautiful nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers and crushed rock, this full-bodied, sensationally concentrated wine has massive richness, high but very sweet tannin, and stunning purity and depth. Proprietor Bruno Borie seems to have pulled out all the stops in turning out an absolutely compelling effort that is the essence of Ducru Beaucaillou. It should drink well for 30-40 years. 96-98+ points.

Neal Martin

Cropped between 29th September until 14th October, a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the nose takes some coaxing from the glass. Very pure blackberry, cassis, a touch of mint and cedar, the new oak lending a touch of vanilla, this is very opulent, yet controlled bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated, velvety tannins, a real caressing mouthfeel, very good acidity to maintain freshness with an exceptionally focused, almost Pauillac-like finish. Very long in the mouth with a citric edge lingering long after the wine is ejected. Tasted March 2011. 95-97 points Beautiful red colour with dark hues. Refined and clean nose of fruits and vanilla.

Jean-Marc Quarin

Pretty and dense on entry, leading to lifted aromas, plenty of taste and a glamorous tactile feel on the palate. It loses breadth after the mid-palate but remains deliciously aromatic. Could do with more power on finish- but all the press wine may not have been added to the blend yet. Average length. 90-91 points.

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