Château-Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2006

Château-Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2006
$157.95

SKU 2214

750ml

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The origins of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou lie in the 18th century, specifically 1720. It owes its name to the 'beautiful large pebbles / stones' that characterise its terroir, which offers exceptional wine-making conditions that translate into the finesse and elegance of its wines.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Château-Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorVery perfumed and beautiful, showing blackberry and raspberry aromas, with hints of vanilla. Deep and complex. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Excellent for the vintage. Best after 2015.

James Suckling, March 31, 2009
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThis classic, backward, tannic St.-Julien is made in the style of the 1996 and 1986. The 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet perfume of graphite, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, and subtle toasty oak. Despite their prominent place in the wine's structure, the sweetness of the tannins and the full-bodied, muscular style suggest exceptional patience will be required. This is a big, substantial, meaty, masculine wine built for considerable longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.

Robert Parker, February 2009
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThis is that rare Bordeaux Cabernet that comes close in style to a Napa Cabernet. The character comes from the mint aromas and medicinal edge, formed from new wood aging. At this stage in its development, the wine is powerful, but closed and tight. However, it is possible to taste the ripe perfumes and the black cherry juice flavors that come through the vanilla.

Roger Voss, March 1, 2009