1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

SKU #950481 92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Pale to medium brick colored, the 1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou sashays out of the glass with pretty notes of dried flowers, fallen leaves and dusty soil over a core of warm figs, dried cherries, prunes and spice cake plus wafts of unsmoked cigars and powdered cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still seductively rich with a lively line of soft, silt-like tannins, finishing long and wonderfully savory. (LPB) Inner quote mark (8/2020)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Delivers lots of tanned leather and spices, with very ripe fruit, from dried strawberry to raisin, turning to jam. Full-bodied, offering a very fresh palate of exotic fruit, currant and raisin as well as silky and polished tannins. So long and beautiful. Why wait? But it has a long life ahead. (JS) Inner quote mark (5/2010)

K&L Notes

90 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou is showing some bricking on the rim, although the core remains quite dark. This has an attractive bouquet with lovely tobacco-infused black fruit and touches of black truffle and morels. There is something very gentle here but also intense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity, a little meaty and bloody in style with maybe just a hint of brettanomyces toward the finish. But it seems to complement and enhance the wine." (09/2019)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/28/2013 | Send Email
Quite big for the vintage, but has softened up quite a bit in recent years. Good value.

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