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2018 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Futures 375mL (97-99 WA)

Sku 216576
  • Appellation Saint Julien
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
  • Size 375 Ml
  • Special Designation Futures
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage 2018
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$99.00
You must order Futures separately.
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  1. 96-99 Wine Spectator Notes

    Another rock 'em sock 'em St.-Julien here, brimming with nearly exotic blackberry, plum, blueberry and aa berry reduction notes, bristling with brambly energy and racing through a graphite-edged finish. Shows gorgeous perfume throughout, despite the fairly obvious level of concentration. JM-04/2019

  2. 97-99 Wine Advocate Notes

    The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, to be aged 18 months in 100% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.7, 14.5% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 95. Very deep purple-black in color, it prances out of the glass with flamboyant, showy scents of cinnamon stick, wilted roses, star anise, fallen leaves and Ceylon tea with a core of blackcurrant cordial, black cherry compote, violets, chocolate mint and espresso plus a waft of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, opulent and decadently fruited with layer upon layer of black/blue fruit and floral nuances, it has an exquisitely ripe, fine-grained frame and fantastic freshness supporting the multifaceted, beguiling fruit, finishing with tons of fragrant flowers and mineral sparks. At once beautifully elegant and wonderfully bold. About 7,000 cases of the grand vin will be produced, really focusing on the area around the estate. LP-04/2019

  3. 95-98 Vinous Notes

    The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of pure and total sensual beauty. Layers of intense fruit nearly cover the massive tannins that lurk beneath. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, lavender and rose petals all grace a sublime Ducru that is long on class and character. In most recent vintages, Ducru has been a tannic behemoth, but the 2018 is remarkably silky, sumptuous and nuanced. In 2018, Ducru is not an obvious wine, but it is exceptionally beautiful. The 2018 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. New oak is 100%. Tasted two times. AG-04/2019

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