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1988 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
92
Drink Dates
VF: 1993-2015
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Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.694%
Tasted On 07/22/2013
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Author bobnat
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Tasted On 02/19/2012

Petits fruits rouges; nez superbe; parfaitement conservé ! Note de Nathalie = 12 sur 10 !

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Author Peter T766
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Tasted On 04/13/2008

Lacking fruit at first, opened up after about 30" Beautiful nose, firm and layered, young berries, plums,good finish

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