1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou St-Julien
Supple 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.
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Bordeaux Book on 11/1/1998
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
User Tasting Note
iPaddyDeep ruby to garnet. Dark sweet aromatic black cherry with leather and toast and dried red fruit. Chewy, rich and dense but perhaps a little bit thin. A subtle and simple finish. Well balanced but didn't open up as well as hoped and possibly beginning to deteriorate.