Ducru Beaucaillou 2001

SubregionSt Julien

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Tasting Notes

Somewhat light-bodied for a Ducru, with a 1999-like personality, this blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc is a forward, medium-bodied, pretty effort revealing notes of cranberries, black cherries, cassis, and earth. Full of finesse, but lacking concentration as well as depth, it should be consumed over the next 10-12 years.

Score: 89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

A quintessentially elegant effort, the 2001 offers notes of liquified minerals intermixed with raspberries and a hint of vanilla. This medium-bodied, moderately tannic, stylish wine recalls the excellent 1999 as well as the under-rated 1981. It is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015.

Score: 89/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

Score: 92/94James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

Lots of evolution and an almost biscuity nose. Quite light and relatively delicate. A pretty, well balanced wine. Not for the very long term.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2007

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