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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Le Petit Ducru, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2018

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Le Petit Ducru, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2018

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
90/100

(1 customer review)

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

750ML

£25.27£33.00

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Saint Julien

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2030

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100128 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

A newcomer to the Ducru-Beaucaillou stable, Le Petit Ducru wine was formerly called Lalande-Borie. It is essentially a third wine, coming from part of the vineyard of Ducru-Beaucaillou.

The 2018 Le Petit Ducru is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 12 months in barrel, in one-third new oak. It has an alcohol of 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with wonderfully pure scents of black and red currants, black raspberries and mulberries plus suggestions of tobacco leaf, bay leaves and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling juicy black fruit flavors with soft tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.

1 review for Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Le Petit Ducru, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2018

  1. JamesBe

    Aroma of cherry, blackberry, spice. Taste of black fruit, great depth, round tannins. Very nice

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
90/100

The 2018 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru-Beaucaillou, to give it its full name, was still "Lalande-Borie" when I tasted it from barrel. Aged for 12 months in 30% new oak, it has a pretty bouquet, less precocious than I remarked back then, with brambly black fruit, crushed rock and a light wilted iris scent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, the oak now nicely entwined, whereas before I thought that it might take 3–4 years to fully integrate. There is ample ripeness, though this remains classic in style, possessing fine delineation and just the right amount of sapidity to urge you back for another sip.
90/100 - Neal Martin, VInous (Tasted March 2021)

A newcomer to the Ducru-Beaucaillou stable, Le Petit Ducru wine was formerly called Lalande-Borie. It is essentially a third wine, coming from part of the vineyard of Ducru-Beaucaillou. The 2018 Le Petit Ducru is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 12 months in barrel, in one-third new oak. It has an alcohol of 14.5%. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with wonderfully pure scents of black and red currants, black raspberries and mulberries plus suggestions of tobacco leaf, bay leaves and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling juicy black fruits flavors with soft tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.
90/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate