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1998 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 750mL

Sku 215744
  • Appellation Saint Julien
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage 1998
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$125.00
$125.00
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  • 96 Wine Advocate Notes

    I tasted the 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou on four separate occasions from bottle in January. The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. -Robert Parker

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