2001 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    One of the most compelling Ducru Beaucaillou's made in the last quarter century is the 2003 (which is also the first vintage to be packaged in an impressive heavy glass bottle with a special long cork). A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, it is a powerful, tannic, blockbuster effort revealing a liqueur of mineral-like component intermixed with creme de cassis, raspberry, and flower characteristics, and an atypically high 13.5% alcohol. Having firmed up considerably since bottling, it exhibits tremendous definition, weight, and concentration. It is a wine for patient read more...connoisseurs. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025+. A brilliant tour de force!    (hide)