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.
dec2011~ Appearance: clarity: clear Intensity: medium(+) Color: Garnet other observation: legs Nose: Condition: Clean Intensity: medium Development: Fully developed Aroma char: blackcherry, leather, coffee Palate: Dry medium acidity medium (+) tannin medium alcohol medium (+) body flavor intensity: medium flavor char: blackcherry, coffee, leather, mushroom (?) length: long Quality: very good readiness: drink now (but had potential for ageing??)
International Wine Cellar(1995 Vintage) Bright 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.
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage)
Robert Parker(1995 Vintage)
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Wine & Spirits(2007 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2008) - 89-92