Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1996 fine wine from Bordeaux
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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1996

SKU:1026/96 Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - Red - 13° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 93
  • J. Robinson : 16,5

Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou was picked from 23 September until 8 October, a blend of 25% Merlot and 75% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has evolved a very pure bouquet, almost Burgundy-like, with macerated red cherries and red plum, tobacco, leather and bay leaf. This 1996 seems a little more forward than others, perhaps more 1995 in style, but it is bestowed one of the most seductive and sensual aromatics of the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, moving firmly into secondary stage with hints of leather, game and allspice. This is a Ducru Beaucaillou that has resolved to give pleasure at 20 years and not sooner. Hints of Hoisin develop on the finish with Chinese Five-Spice and leave you wanting more. Enjoy this now and over the next 15-20 years. (Incidentally, Bruno Borie poured another bottle that had been decanted and it was astonishingly different. The decanted version, perhaps against expectation, seemed firmer, sharper and more masculine, more 1996 if you like, perhaps revealing the true Ducru Beaucaillou.) Tasted July 2016.

Alcohol 13°
Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
J. Robinson 16,5
R. Gabriel 17
Parker/WA 93
Wine Spectator 91
Meadow 91
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled by JEAN EUGENE BORIE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2e cru classe
Color Red
Availability In stock
Kosher No
Organic No
Country France
Producer Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Medoc
€1,530.00
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