CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU
1986 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien
|Grapes||Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc|
|Classification||2ème Cru Classé|
This wine remains backward, tannic, and in need of another 5 or more years of bottle age. The 1986 Ducru possesses a dark ruby color with purple nuances. Initially the bouquet is restrained, but with coaxing it reveals scents of lead pencil, sweet cranberry and black currant fruit nicely intertwined with aromas of steel, minerals, and earth. Rich and medium to full-bodied, but excruciatingly tannic, this is an intensely concentrated Ducru-Beaucaillou with formidable aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030. Last tasted 3/97 Rating: 92-92 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Sep 2006)
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A monster in its infancy. Almost black in color, with intense cassis, herb and mint aromas and superrich, dense cassis and licorice flavors. May last forever. Rating: 95 Thomas Matthews, The Wine Spectator(Nov 1992)
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