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.
Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD Average: $242 From: $174 To: $299 Search Rank 25 What is search rank? Over all vintages, this was the 25th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 27th Score: 91. When to drink: 2003 to 2025 The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores: Critic Score When to drink Falstaff Magazin 94/100 Jean-Marc Quarin 94/100 2010 to 2025 Stephen Tanzer 94/100 2005 to 2025 CellarTracker 93/100 (173 notes from 129 users ) Decanter 18/20 Vinum Wine Magazine 18/20 2003 to 2020 Jancis Robinson 17.5/20
International Wine CellarBright dark ruby. Knockout perfumed nose of great purity: cassis, violet, minerals and bitter chocolate. A penetrating wine of outstanding vinosity and verve; offers great tensile strength. Youthfully tight, classic claret whose extremely long finish features very fine tannins. I'm not convinced Ducru has made a wine in recent vintages to equal its '95 and '96 releases. Drink 2005 through 2025.