Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou showed extremely well when I tasted it with Bruno Borie during en primeur. Now in bottle, it delivers on that promise with beautifully defined blackberry and raspberry fruit infused with cedar and pencil box aromas. Quintessentially Saint Julien. The palate is very well defined with fine tannin, pitch-perfect acidity, a palpable sense of energy and frisson from start to finish that delivers plenty of tobacco-infused fruit. It is not the perfection-flirting legend that I have read elsewhere; it is just a damn good Saint Julien that is going to drink beautifully over the next 25 to 30 years.
Country/Region: France, Saint-Julien
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 10%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 96 /100