Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2016 750ml
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Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2016

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Category Red Wine
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Origin France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Alcohol/vol 13.5%

The 2016 has a mammoth bouquet of creme de cassis, espresso, camphor, crushed violets, toasty oak, & graphite. Full-bodied, concentrated, & backward on the palate, it nevertheless has perfectly integrated acidity & building tannins.

Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd100

Reminding me of the 2010 with its incredible stature and class (as opposed to the more opulently styled 2009), the 2016 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a legendary wine from the genius of Bruno Borie, who has managed this estate brilliantly since he arrived in 2003. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot brought up all in new oak, the 2016 has a mammoth bouquet of crème de cassis, espresso, camphor, crushed violets, toasty oak, and graphite. Full-bodied, concentrated, and backward on the palate, it nevertheless has perfectly integrated acidity and building tannins, a concentrated, layered texture, off-the-charts purity of fruit, and a finish that won't quit. Give this powerful, concentrated wine a solid 7-8 years of bottle age and enjoy it over the following 50 years or more.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we98

This wine conveys density but its richness is sublimated by the complex structure and beautiful ripe fruit. Its power comes from the structure as much as the fruit, promising a wine with an immensely long life ahead of it. Drink from 2025.

May 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws97

Offers exotic, cashmere-textured, mocha-infused blackberry, cassis and plum puree flavors, with smoldering incense and warm fruitcake notes and a swath of plush yet serious grip too boot, showing ample depth and breath. As distinctive a Bordeaux as there is these days. Best from 2025 through 2040. 7,500 cases made.

March 31, 2019

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