2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Cru Classé St-Julien

The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru's inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent!

100 Points - Robert Parker

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    85% Cabernet Sauvignon
    15% Merlot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Cru Classé St-Julien