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2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1407947

Price: $229.99

JD 97-100 JS 98-99 RP 97-99
WS 96-99 WE 96-98 VN 95-98
DC 97
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K&L Notes

95-97 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is currently halfway through its barrel maturation, the usual 18 months in 100% new French oak. It was picked from 25 September until 10 October. The bouquet is very intense and needs a lot of coaxing from the glass - more so than previous vintages. It eventually, almost reluctantly reveals tightly-wound black fruit laced with violet petals and touches of wild mint. It feels quite Margaux-like. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with layers of black fruit infused with graphite and minerals, a crescendo of flavours towards the powerful and quite grippy finish. Compared to the Croix de Beaucaillou, I find the alcohol more contained (14.5%), and it delivers lovely spicy notes that tingle on the tongue after the wine has departed. It will need at least a decade in bottle." (11/2019)

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  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    6/3/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Very dark and concentrated, dense but juicy texture, lots of chocolate, red currants and coco powder flavors. Underneath all the fruit are hints of mineral and graphite. Overall very fresh and ripe with lots of finesse. One of our favorites of the vintage! 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot 14.5% Alcohol
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    4/16/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Most years, there's a buzz about a certain wine from those on the ground at Bordeaux En Primeur - a name that seems to come up in discussions more than most. Ducru-Beaucaillou was that wine in 2018, and after tasting it, it was clear to see why. The aromas are deep and layered, making it tough to put our glass down. The palate shows great purity and hits that balance where it is rich but never in the least bit heavy. Constantly building through a mouthwatering finish that drips with pure black fruits, it also has the structure to handle the decadence. Considering what Bruno Borie has accomplished in the past decade, it is amazing that they can produce a wine that keeps raising the standard at Ducru-Beaucaillou.

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