Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou St-Julien 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 15-May-2013
Deep, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on rim. This has an elegant and classically proportioned bouquet with stylish restraint with a core of blackberry and blackcurrant aromas along with sweeter cassis elements and fragrant cedar and cigar-box oak. Some complexing game and meat nuance of brettanomyces is present. Medium-full bodied, vibrant, active ripe blackcurrant flavours with liqueur-like sweetness and energy are the features on the palate. Succulent plum and oak spicing is entwined with a thread of gamey brettanomyces, and all the componentry is balanced and integral. The structure and extract is significant, and fresh acidity adds vitality. This has great concentration with a sense of style, the grip both robust, bur fine-grained. The drive of the wine is sensational. This will age 15-20 years with grace as long as the brettanomyces remains in the background. 2eme, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, the wine aged 18 months in 90% new oak barrels. 19.0+/20 May 2013 RRP $440.00

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