2008 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)
96-98 points Robert Parker: "In Bruno Borie’s words, the 2008 Ducru Beaucaillou is 'well above 2004, with much more structure than 2007, and more sensuality than 2006.' I would add that it is even better than that, and as profound as the 2005. Approximately 33% of the crop made it into Ducru, which came in at 13.1% natural alcohol. This 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot blend reveals a dense opaque purple color as well as a gorgeously sweet bouquet of spring flowers, creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice, espresso roast, and spice. A testament to the density and richness of this wine is the fact that no oak is apparent in the aromas or flavors. The wine is unctuously textured, but analytically, it has a good level of total acid and sound pH. This fabulous offering will age effortlessly for 30-40+ years." (04/09) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast. Five Stars Decanter: "Deep black-red, really fine dense blackcurrant fruit with complexity behind the richness, lifted, floral, slightly leafy, great purity and length of fresh crunchy fruit, totally in balance, a modern classic. Drink 2016." Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.