1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
|Vineyard:||Château Ducru Beaucaillou|
"Fullish, mature colour. Great class on the nose. Very lovely fruit. Asusual impeccably balanced. This is very lovely. The best of the 1982s today.Medium-full body. Ripe and fragrant. Very fresh. Very great finesse and amarvellously intense, long, complex finish. Very fine indeed." DrinkNow-2022 (Clive Coates - The Vine - May-2003)
International Wine CellarRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002. ($150-$250) Full ruby-red. Slightly musty aromas of currant and cigar box. Fat and full, but with an intrusive dry edge suppressing the wine fruit and verve and repeating on the finish. I've had a couple of better bottles of this wine, but it apparent that the cellar pollution problems that plagued this chateau between 1985 and the early '90s were already an issue as early as '82. (A second sample showed a more perfumed nose of cherry, cedar and earth but also a distinctly dusty character. This sample showed a bit more mid-palate sweetness, but here, too, the fruit was somewhat dried by the wine dusty character, and the finish was likewise dry-edged; I scored this sample 89.)
DecanterRating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; discreet nose, still reserved, vanilla; soft, poised, very concentrated, elegant, fine acidity, approaching maturity, stylish but no blockbuster, almost mineral finish; very good length.
Wine.comSupple yet full-bodied, a typically fine Saint Julien that needs 8-10 years to reveal its rich and fruity, elegant flavors of cassis, vanilla and ripe blackberries.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Julien: 98 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'r元春さん 2009.12.22