Wine Spectator | Rating: 95A monster in its infancy. Almost black in color, with intense cassis, herb and mint aromas and superrich, dense cassis and licorice flavors. May last forever.Author: Thomas Matthews
Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 92This wine remains backward, tannic, and in need of another 5 or more years of bottle age. The 1986 Ducru possesses a dark ruby color with purple nuances. Initially the bouquet is restrained, but with coaxing it reveals scents of lead pencil, sweet cranberry and black currant fruit nicely intertwined with aromas of steel, minerals, and earth. Rich and medium to full-bodied, but excruciatingly tannic, this is an intensely concentrated Ducru-Beaucaillou with formidable aging potential. Readers should note that 1986 is the first vintage where some bottles were marred by off-aromas of damp cardboard. The last three times I tasted the wine the bottles were totally pure, with no evidence of this disturbing irregularity.Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Very deep colour with slight evolution at the rim. Clean, dense and refreshing with some dryness on the finish. Austere, chewy and with noticeable tannin at the end. This is a wine which is dry in both senses: not sweet and extremely tough.Author: Jancis Robinson
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2006-2030Author: gm
Self | Rating: 94Author: Mcaz
Self | Rating: 95Author: Wally
Self | Rating:Corked!Author: Will M.
Self | Rating: 92Dark cherry fruit and ripe tannins on the palate. Nice medium finish. This, believe it or not, still has a long way to go.Drink Dates: 2001-2020Author: Conrad K
Self | Rating:WineZap.com lists 10 retailers selling this wine from a low of $105 to a high of $264.Author: Rockitman
The Borie family has owned the estate for the past 60 years, and still lives in the chateau. The chateau itself is unusual for Bordeaux because the house was built directly over the cellar, which means the family lives literally surrounded by their wines. The estate's second wine is called La Croix de Beaucaillou.
See other similar producers:Chateau Pape Clement,Chateau Rauzan Segla,Chateau Leoville Poyferre
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 1418 bottles owned
- 242 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 242 collectors)