HDH Wine

2018 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

St-Julien, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated availability is Fall 2021; any applicable taxes, tariffs, or import duties will be due upon importation help
 
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PRICE:
$1,610.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
3 Imperials (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is so layered and beautiful with incredible tannin quality. Full-bodied with a caressing texture that reminds me of the finest cashmere. So layered. You want to swallow this. Brings a smile to the face. Wow. So well crafted." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 98-99



(WA, 08/13/2020)

Rating: 97-99


"Another rock 'em sock 'em St.-Julien here, brimming with nearly exotic blackberry, plum, blueberry and açaí berry reduction notes, bristling with brambly energy and racing through a graphite-edged finish. Shows gorgeous perfume throughout, despite the fairly obvious level of concentration." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/28/2019)

Rating: 96-99


"The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of pure and total sensual beauty. Layers of intense fruit nearly cover the massive tannins that lurk beneath. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, lavender and rose petals all grace a sublime Ducru that is long on class and character. In most recent vintages, Ducru has been a tannic behemoth, but the 2018 is remarkably silky, sumptuous and nuanced. In 2018, Ducru is not an obvious wine, but it is exceptionally beautiful. The 2018 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. New oak is 100%. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 95-98


"Black core. Intense black fruit. Highly structured but smooth, like thick velvet. Generous in fruit and massive but still surprisingly fresh. Long and refined finish even with all this power and density. Rich but not overly sweet or overripe. Savoury long finish. Hard to judge now." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2028-2043


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