Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2003

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Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2003

SKU 2212


Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, For laying down.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine SpectatorIntense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. A blockbuster. A classic big, juicy claret. Best after 2012. 17,500 cases made.

James Suckling, March 31, 2006
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Wine AdvocateOne of the most compelling Ducru Beaucaillou's made in the last quarter century is the 2003 (which is also the first vintage to be packaged in an impressive heavy glass bottle with a special long cork). A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, it is a powerful, tannic, blockbuster effort revealing a liqueur of mineral-like component intermixed with creme de cassis, raspberry, and flower characteristics, and an atypically high 13.5% alcohol. Having firmed up considerably since bottling, it exhibits tremendous definition, weight, and concentration. It is a wine for patient connoisseurs. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025+. A brilliant tour de force!

Robert Parker, April 2006
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Wine EnthusiastThis is a solid, powerful wine packed with tannins and heavy black fruits. As so often, Ducru is taking its time, and this wine is still knitting itself together. But in future years, watch for the generosity, the richness as well as the finesse and freshness. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2006