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2005 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend
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 »

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90
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2024
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 01/19/2014

Awesome as usual, my 3rd encounter with the legendary 2005 vintage. Classic roasted coffee nose, intense cherry, currants, licorice and mint with crushed rocks. The palate is intense and youthful, drinking well now but easily has another 15 years. Ripe tannins are full bodied with good grip. #2005 #DUCRUbeaucaillou #Bordeaux

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Author John A920
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Tasted On 11/14/2012

Delicious and graceful. Needs a 1-2 hr. decant to show its stuff.

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Author DA HOME
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Tasted On 09/27/2011
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Author cinnamon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.989%
Tasted On 06/27/2009
Drink Dates 2015-2025

A bit muted at first. Then slowly showing medoc character of cassis, cherries and pencil. Super acidity and very firm tannin structure. Wait at least 5 years to check in again. Excellent potential and very good value.

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Author davidjohnson98
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 02/26/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2020
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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/01/2008
Drink Dates 2009-2024

Bought and served in Bordeaux. Dark ruby, not opaque color. Red fruit nose with cigar and cedar aromas. Medium+ bodied, yet lithe and fresh on the palate, with food-friendly acidity and solid core of fruit and toast, confirming the nose. Drying on the nice finish, but not overly tannic at this stage -- more grace than grit! A quality 2nd wine from a vintage that continues to show well. Easy to serve as a "first red" of the evening. Excellent Value. Well done, Ducru!

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