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1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (faded labels)

SKU #1468560 94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark I have been a big fan of the 1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou, but in the past I have always found it just a half step behind the superb 1966. However, the most recent tasting seemed to indicate that the wine is showing more structural integrity and greater depth than it did for the last decade and a half, and it may well be that the wine has simply remained a bit young and I have been underestimating it in the past. This most recent bottle offers up a stunning and still youthful nose of cassis, black cherries, a touch of red currant, cigar smoke, nutskins, hints of blood orange, gravel, fresh herbs and a touch of tobacco ash. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very suave on the attack, with excellent mid-palate depth, moderate tannins, very good acidity and outstanding length and grip on the perfectly balanced and complex finish. Just a beautiful vintage for Ducru. (Drink between 2012-2040) 94+ Inner quote mark (6/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This wine has been fully mature and delicious for many years, so I was not surprised by how stunning this bottle was. It has always been an outstanding wine for the vintage - complex, rich, savory, and the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. This beauty continues to reveal the fragrance and finesse that one expects from Lafite-Rothschild but so rarely finds. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs, vanillin, fruitcake, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, graciously-constructed wine with sweet layers of fruit. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/1996)

K&L Notes

The epitome of classic claret. Perfect balance, gorgeous ruby color with brick edge; cedar notes and herbal overtones marry with understated cherry fruit. This is a rarity. In a highly inflated market, 1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou is worth the price. One of the best 1970 Bordeaux you could find: rich, round and full. (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L Vice President) A perfect five stars from Michael Broadbent: "One of the best of the 1970s.."


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