Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016 (750ml)

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016 (750ml)

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Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou delivers a pronounced, enticing nose of baked plums, blueberry preserves, fruitcake and boysenberry with suggestions of lilacs, mocha, hoisin and exotic spices plus a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, the palate has layer upon layer of black fruit preserves and spicy nuances, matched by a very firm, grainy frame, finishing with epic length and depth. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou was picked 24 September to 10 October, matured in 100% new oak for 18 months. It has an ethereal bouquet, the purest on any Ducru Beaucaillou, with copious dark cherries, violet and mineral scents, a touch of forest floor emerges with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a little more red fruit towards the finish than the 2018 tasted alongside and maybe just beginning to close up to mature over the long-term. What a fantastic wine, one that will vie with the 2009 and maybe the 2018 as one of the peaks. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château. Neal Martin, Vinous

Classification: Second Growths in 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Region: Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Grape Varietal: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 98+ Points, Vinous 97 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2058