HDH Wine

2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

PRICE:
$359.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 Bottle

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou bursts from the glass with an amazing array of black fruit preserves and savory layers—crème de cassis, blackberry tart, baked plums and mincemeat pie with suggestions of black olives, sautéed herbs and beef drippings plus wafts of sweaty leather and sandalwood. Full-bodied with a firm frame of grainy tannins and tons of freshness, the muscular fruit completely coats the palate with juicy berry preserves, while the finish is long and savory." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2020-2050


"The 2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a killer bouquet with wonderful definition: blackberry, wild hedgerow, minerals and touches of pressed flower. This has just lost some of its puppy fat in recent years. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, taut and quite linear, lightly spiced with a firm grip but plenty of elegance towards the finish. This is an outstanding Ducru-Beaucaillou that is only just beginning to show what it can do. That said, having tasted the 2016, I think that is even better. Tasted at the château." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2025-2055


"Inky ruby. Intense mineral high notes complement aromas of cassis, smoke and quinine on the deep, very pure nose Then seamless and graceful in the mouth, with very smooth, glossy, ripe black fruit and mineral flavors lifted by bright harmonious acidity, which confers a sense of refinement to all the plush fruit. The very long finish shows a persistent note of violet. Though this is an atypically big and creamy Ducru, it manages a precise delivery of archetypical Saint-Julien flavors and refinement." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 95+


"This is a rich, powerful, concentrated and well-structured wine, but in comparison to recent vintages (from 2014) this comes off slightly heavy on the mid-palate. However, I love the balance at the ripe and generous finish. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 95


"Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Not that concentrated. A little awkward and unintegrated. Some green notes. But it’s certainly long." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/05/2019)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2024-2040


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