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  • Beef
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1996 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA96
  • ST94
  • WS92

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
This extraordinary wine may be the greatest Ducru-Beaucaillou I have ever tasted. For now let's call it the finest wine made at this estate since 1982. Moreover it is developing in such a manner that it may even... This extraordinary wine may be the greatest Ducru-Beaucaillou I have ever tasted. For now let's call it the finest wine made at this estate since 1982. Moreover it is developing in such a manner that it may even eclipse that renowned vintage. The 1996 boasts an opaque black/ruby/purple color as well as a glorious complex nose of lead pencil licorice weedy cassis and subtle pain grille notes. Exquisite rich fruit is presented in a medium-bodied undeniably elegant yet gloriously intense pure format. The wine which coats the palate with glycerin and intense fruit displays a floral quality that suggests both blueberries and blackberries in its flavor profile. There is copious tannin but it is largely overwhelmed by the wine's glycerin fruit and overall presence in the mouth. The 1996 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a surreal beauty that should age effortlessly. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright medium ruby. Deep, superripe aromas of dark berries, black cherry and bitter chocolate; slightly exotic crystallized fruit aspect. Dense, sweet and wonderfully rich; a lovely combination of palate-caressing... Bright medium ruby. Deep, superripe aromas of dark berries, black cherry and bitter chocolate; slightly exotic crystallized fruit aspect. Dense, sweet and wonderfully rich; a lovely combination of palate-caressing chocolatey fruit and firm underlying structure. Finishes with excellent grip and great palate-saturating sweetness. Another outstanding 1996 Medoc wine in the making. Drink 2010 through 2030. 94+
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
A thoroughly outstanding wine sleek and racy with loads of character. Intense floral and blackberry aromas with hints of mineral. Full-bodied with supersilky tannins and a long long finish. Give it time. Best after 2003