1986 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien
126 Ratings
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126 Ratings
1986 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) The Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010 has a marvellous, intense bouquet that is more cerebral than the 2009, which served everything on a plate and invited you to delve in. It is extremely well defined with blackcurrant, cedar, wild heather and cassis bringing up the rear. It is very composed and focused, unwinding over three or four minutes of aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe and velvety tannins that lend it a gorgeous mouthfeel.

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    Deep 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.

    over 2 years
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    5 months
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/21/2003