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1998 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
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2023 VF: 1999-2021
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96
Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.53%
Tasted On 12/27/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2022

Stills Very youthful and somehow tannic but the red fruit core are there son keep a little more time in bottle to gain such beautiful complexity.

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Author dozman3
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.174%
Tasted On 01/27/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2024

amazing nose upon opening. after decanting and letting stand for 30 minutes full bodied on the palate with strong notes of berries, cassis,leather and chocolate. long finish. truly great.

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Author againc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.029%
Tasted On 01/20/2013

Absolutely ready to drink. Don't wait!!!

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Author MikeB
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.556%
Tasted On 07/26/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2025
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