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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1988) (Only 3 available)

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Tasting Note from Jane Anson for Decanter in 2019: "This is a little softer than the 1986, with coffee, plum and cassis notes. It's highly appealing right now, sweet and caressing as it opens in the glass, but this is one to drink within the next five to ten years."

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    Vintage1988
    When to DrinkNow until 2030
    ProducerChateau Ducru Beaucaillou
    RegionBordeaux
    AppellationSaint Julien
    GrapesMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
    ABV13%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    The vineyards at Ducru run almost down to the Gironde, lying between those of Beychevelle to the north and Latour, in the commune of Pauillac, to the south. This highly regarded St. Julien is one of Bordeaux's true aristocrats with a history of winemaking heading back to the mid-fourteenth century. Given a deuxiemes cru classification in 1855, the château is rightly held in similar regard to the neighbouring Leoville estates. However, it is the modern era (post-1985) that is really becoming the defining period for Ducru Beaucaillou. Since 2008, it carries an average Wine Advocate score of 95+, a sure sign that this is a winegrower at the very top of his game. Compound this reputed estate with its flamboyant, charismatic estate manager Bruno Borie and you have a winning partnership.

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    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1988) (Only 3 available)

    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1988) (Only 3 available)

    Tasting Note from Jane Anson for Decanter in 2019: "This is a little softer than the 1986, with coffee, plum and cassis notes. It's highly appealing right now, sweet and caressing as it opens in the glass, but this is one to drink within the next five to ten years."

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