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1975 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the "typical" Saint-Julien wine - elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The... More »

Score
90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2011 VF: 1995-2010
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Author Martin Wong
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.373%
Tasted On 12/12/2012
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Author Ilya S
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.111%
Tasted On 07/26/2012
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Well, here is the story. We tasted ten old california cabs, with dominus 1983 being the best. Then I opened a magnum of this wine. This was most unbelievable wine, actually would stand well with any of the wines in a St Julien tasting several months ago. This was way better along all the dimensions (balance, body, nuances, subtlety, elegance, aftertaste) than any of california wines -- still have way to go to match the old world charm. Everybody was quite taken out. Of course, it was a magnum.

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Author torontocharles
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Tasted On 06/23/2011
Drink Dates 2007-2011
This bottle was flawed

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