2020 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien

$264.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Jeb Dunnuck says it best, Ducru Beaucaillou "offers a gorgeously pure nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed stone, toasty oak, and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, concentrated, and structured." You'll want to grab a few of these to pair with your interpretation of Julia Child's classic Boeuf Bourgignon.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2020
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
SKU #:
1046665
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

Really perfumed and complex with blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Gorgeous cabernet sauvignon character. Full-bodied with really fine, polished tannins. Superb length and intensity. Very compact and seamless. Ethereal. Just goes on and on.

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Jeb Dunnuck

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, brought up in new oak, the 2020 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou offers a gorgeously pure nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed stone, toasty oak, and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, it reminds me of a hypothetical mix of the 2010 and 2016, offering serious concentration paired with a gorgeous sense of precision and purity. It's going to take a decade of cellaring to hit the early stages of maturity (it will have some up-front appeal if you're interested) yet evolve for 50 years or more. Along with the Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, it might be the wine of the vintage from the Médoc.