Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Le Petit Ducru Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Last night we opened the 2018 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru-Beaucaillou. Saint-Julien from the Left Bank Bordeaux. This was previously known as Laland-Borie.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, nlack currant, mocha, violets, black licorice and earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, cedar, herbaceous notes, spice, black pepper, graphite and earth.

This wine is full bodied with medium + mouthwatering acidity and medium + crunchy mouthcoating tannins the move instantly into a long black fruit gravelly soil finish. I hope everyone is having a great weekend enjoying some fine wines. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a month ago

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Jody Scharf

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Great notes. I need this wine 🍷

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1985. Synth laden moment. Depeche mode. Tears for fears. But I digress. Just opened this. It’s quite a structured wine. The nose is a little muddled right now but that’s because I didn’t decant. That said, after 15 minutes of opening in the glass the nose is indeed tannic cherry skin. Musty and such, but that fruit profile is obvs right up front. I would say that the same is true on the front palate. Cherries with immediacy and extremely full fruit. That is what drives my initial rating here. So rich and definitive fruit. Finish not real refined but it’s only been 15 minutes and this wine has just had the wires jacked out of it Matrix style. It doesn’t know itself yet. Will post some notes in a few hours to see if the landscape has changed. Cheers! — 2 months ago

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Pop and pour, realized I had made a mistake and then vigorously decanted...didn't help much: muddled and disjointed. Put this on the counter overnight. If you have to drink this now, give it at least 24 hrs slow ox. Notes from 24 hrs open. On the nose: pure blackberry and cedar, some cassis, soft vanilla. On the palate: soft acidity, which is my only real complaint, fantastic density, tangy black raspberry and currant, and very soft, grainy tannin on the finish. Just singing today. — 2 months ago

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Nice save!

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Excellent! Aromatic and mouth slightly over the hill… — 5 months ago

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El Beaujolais estuvo muuy bueno para su nivel entry level. Le fue muy bien a la ensalada con balsámico. El petit ducru fuerte y afrutado. Lo chulearon mucho en la cena. El@oporto fuerte pero tiene mucho alcohol para mi — 6 months ago