1997 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.
International Wine CellarRating: 87(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000 Deep red. Aromatic, very expressive nose combines black plum, currant, cedar, coconut, licorice and violet. Not especially dense or sweet in the mouth but offers youthful freshness and noteworthy flavor intensity. Narrows a bit on the back end, which features slightly hard tannins and moderate length. Perhaps not completely recovered from the bottling.
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 116 on Apr-98
Robert ParkerRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 128
Wine SpectatorRating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator