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1998 Ducru-Beaucaillou 750ml
1998 Ducru-Beaucaillou
France - Bordeaux - St Julien / Second Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1998 Ducru-Beaucaillou
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 96

Red-ruby. Perfumed, sappy aromas of redcurrant, flowers and minerals. Intensely flavored, high-pitched and penetrating, with a deep core of spice contributing to the impression of vinosity. Shows a youthful austerity today. Finishes very long and brisk, with substantial, dusty tannins. I always think of Michael Broadbent descriptor flavory (actually, flavoury) when I taste a dry, classic vintage of Ducru.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 134

A supremely elegant, dense purple-colored effort, the 1998 reveals aromas of cassis, black raspberries, minerals, and currants. Precise, well-delineated, and medium to full-bodied, with magnificent purity and understated elegance, this noble, restrained wine reveals a tannic finish, suggesting 4-5 more years of cellaring is warranted.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Aromas of berry, tobacco and cherry. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silk-textured finish. Delicate structure. An elegant Ducru.

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Community Reviews


Jito72 Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 12/27/2013 Drink Dates: 2012-2022

Stills Very youthful and somehow tannic but the red fruit core are there son keep a little more time in bottle to gain such beautiful complexity.


dozman3 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 01/27/2013 Drink Dates: 2012-2024

amazing nose upon opening. after decanting and letting stand for 30 minutes full bodied on the palate with strong notes of berries, cassis,leather and chocolate. long finish. truly great.


againc Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 01/20/2013

Absolutely ready to drink. Don't wait!!!


MikeB Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 07/26/2009 Drink Dates: 2009-2025

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