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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2014

Saint Julien, France

16,890

Out of stock

    JS 99 DEC 97 RPWA 96 WE 96
    JD 96 WS 95 VAG 97 FM 96
    JCL 95 VWM 19/20 B&D 19/20 LR 18.5/20
    GM 18/20

Grape Variety
90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot

 

Wine Style:
I just love the style of this estate and the 2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou is an undeniable success in the vintage.  it offers a deep purple color as well as both elegance and power in its crème de cassis, raspberries, cedarwood & floral bouquet. Possessing a classic elegance, full-bodied richness, sweet tannin, and stunning length, it one of the wines of the vintage and will drink nicely for another two to three decades.

Notes:
Second Growth, Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855

 

  • 99 James Suckling

    Fabulous aromas of crushed berries such as blackberries and blackcurrants, not to mention spices. Wet earth and cedar, too. Complex. Full-bodied, yet agile and complete. A dense center palate. Ultra-round tannins. Everything in the right balance. Wonderful to taste but better to drink in 2022.

  • 97 Decanter

    One of the wines of the vintage, layers and layers of liquorice, graphite, cigar box, incredible deep cassis, this has such tension, this is pure suppressed power, and will run and run, zero drop in the mid palate, a beautiful slow build, one layer gently building on top of the next.

  • 96 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou showed extremely well when I tasted it with Bruno Borie during en primeur. Now in bottle, it delivers on that promise with beautifully defined blackberry and raspberry fruit infused with cedar and pencil box aromas. Quintessentially Saint Julien. The palate is very well defined with fine tannin, pitch-perfect acidity, a palpable sense of energy and frisson from start to finish that delivers plenty of tobacco-infused fruit. It is not the perfection-flirting legend that I have read elsewhere; it is just a damn good Saint Julien that is going to drink beautifully over the next 25 to 30 years.

  • 96 Wine Enthusiast

    Cellar Selection* This powerful wine has a superb mix of the crispest fruit and great structure. Blackberries and black currants shine through the tannins, expressing the liveliness of the vintage. It is so well delineated with everything in its place. The wine is certainly going to age for decades. Drink from 2027. (RV) (4/2017)

  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck

    I just love the style of this estate and the 2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou is an undeniable success in the vintage. Made from 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot brought up in 100% new French oak, it offers a deep purple color as well as both elegance and power in its crème de cassis, raspberries, cedarwood, graphite, and floral bouquet, with its background oak smothered in fruit. Possessing a classic elegance, full-bodied richness, sweet tannin, and stunning length, it one of the wines of the vintage and will drink nicely for another two to three decades.

  • 95 Wine Spectator

    Opulent, with layers of warmed fig, boysenberry and blackberry confiture that loll along, yet are kept going by a terrific graphite note that is well-buried throughout. Alluring black tea, singed mesquite and bittersweet cocoa accents add to the panache. A head-turner. Best from 2020 through 2040.

  • 97 Vinous Antonio Galloni
  • 96 Falstaff Magazin
  • 95 Jeannie Cho Lee
  • 19/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
  • 19/20 Bettane & Desseauve
  • 18.5/20 La Revue du Vin de France
  • 18/20 Gault & Millau
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