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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008
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£190 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle (75cl) |
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    2008 Saint-Julien 2e Cru Classe from Bordeaux

    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou's 75 hectares vineyard (185.3 acres) is located at the heart of a centennial park with stunning view of Gironde estuary. The 2008 release is a lovely blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot.

    The vintage from Saint-Julien appellation reveals a beautiful, dark violet hue, and a very rich nose with scent of cassis liqueur and blackberry paired with elegant touch of roasted coffee. The sweet and fleshy attack evolves into a strong, robust mid-palate. Unusually refined tannins carry the long and powerful finish.

    Parker : 94 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
    BordeauxSaint-Julien
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    17,5

    J. Suckling
    94

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Wine Spectator
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Julien

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

    Classification
    2e cru classe

    Parker
    94

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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