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Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018, 0.75L

Region: St. Julien, Bordeaux France
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Score: 98-100JL
Review: "Pitch black in color, the wine explodes in the glass with flowers, black fruits, wet earth, rocks, stones and a vintage cigar box from the Hotel Monte Carlo. The depth of fruit and flavor is surreal. The wine has authority. Baskets of red and black pit fruit drench your palate, staining your teeth. It is refined, well-designed and dances on air. This is a contender for the best vintage ever produced at Ducru and that is really saying something considering the incredible run of vintages produced here since 2005. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, reaching 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.7 and is aging in 100% new, French oak barrels for about 18 months. The harvest took place September 28-October 10. The Grand Vin was made from only 35% of the harvest."

Staff Notes:

Jeff Leve: 98-100

Jeb Dunnuck: 97-100

James Suckling: 98-99

Wine Advocate: 97-99

Decanter: 97

Wine Spectator: 96-99

Wine Enthusiast: 96-98

Antonio Galloni: 95-98

[Bordeaux Future: Earliest Anticipated Arrival, Fall 2021.]



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Price: $194.99

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