2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 12x75cl

2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 12x75cl

$3,960.00 Excl. GST
$4,447.20 Incl. GST
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 75 hectares
Soils: gravel and sand
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha 
Ageing:in 50-80% new oak barrels 
Grape varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 70%
Merlot 30%

Second wine: Croix de Beaucaillou
Planting density: 8000 vines/ha

Grape varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 70%
Merlot 30%

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Tasting Notes

Vinous 96+

The 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou, picked 29 September to 14 October, was matured in 100% new oak for 18 months. This is more backward, sultry compared to the 2009, but there is a payload of black fruit laced with violet and cedar, a very faint ash scent emerging with time. The palate is full-bodied with powerful black fruit, a lovely granular texture and a killer line of acidity. There is a certainly headiness on the finish, atypically more so than the 2009, although it delivers extraordinary persistence. It needs another 10 years before it even thinks about entering its drinking window. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the chateau. [Neal Martin, 21/07/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2030-2070

Robert Parker 99

Very deep garnet in color, the 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou is just slightly closed to begin, featuring subtle wafts of baked plums, espresso and bay leaves before kicking it up a notch with expressive notes of blackcurrant cordial, chargrilled meats, woodsmoke and crushed rocks plus a tantalizing touch of truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and oh-so-decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate is built like a brick house with firm, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the tightly wound flavor layers, finishing with epic length and depth. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30/07/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2065

JancisRobinson.com 17++

Tasted blind. Deep garnet. Sweet and ripe black fruit. A touch minty. Tannins are very firm on the palate at the moment but here I am more confident it just needs time. Dense, muscular. Wait. (JH) [12/02/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040

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