laying-down2018 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, St Julien, Bordeaux

Product: 2018-0750-00-8008844
  • Antonio Galloni, Vinous
  • Wine Advocate
  • For laying down


Bruno finds this richer than 2016, but the tannins are rounder. The bouquet is heady, showing violets, cinnamon and cigar box. In the mouth, the wine is front-loaded: voluminous and indulgent, it appears accessible, yet the château's pedigree is evident with filigree tannins. The volume is turned up to 11, but there is no distortion. Drink 2025-2040.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot

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 [] Wine Advocate:: 94/100
[] Neal Martin:: 91/100