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Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2016

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou owes its name to its "beautiful pebbles" ("beaux Cailloux", in French) that geologists refer to less romantically as Gunzian gravel.These Gunzian gravels make for soils that are poor in plant nutrients. But it is their very agrological paucity that guarantees the qualitative excellence of the wines. A choice of nature.

Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot

Wine Region: Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: Super perfumed, attractive violets with a thread of fresh blueberries, cassis, blackberries and dark plums, delivering a very enticing impression. Beautiful ripeness here. The tannins are perfectly ripe and layers meld into each other, carrying deep, graceful and plush, velvety dark fruit long into the vibrant and seductive, chocolate-laced finish. 

Ratings: 

  • James Suckling 99/100
  • Decanter 97/100
  • Robert Parker Wine Advocate 98/100
  • Jeb Dunnuck 100/100
  • Wine Spectator 97/100
  • Wine Enthusiast 98/100

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