Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou St.Julien 2eme Grand Cru Classe 2016
The 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou from Saint-Julien's 2nd Grand Cru Classe is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This vintage exhibits aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, and cedar with hints of leather and tobacco. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins and a long, complex finish. An outstanding wine from one of the top chateaux in the region.
This wine conveys density but its richness is sublimated by the complex structure and beautiful ripe fruit. Its power comes from the structure as much as the fruit, promising a wine with an immensely long life ahead of it. Drink from 2025. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou delivers a pronounced, enticing nose of baked plums, blueberry preserves, fruitcake and boysenberry with suggestions of lilacs, mocha, hoisin and exotic spices plus a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, the palate has layer upon layer of black fruit preserves and spicy nuances, matched by a very firm, grainy frame, finishing with epic length and depth. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown