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1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

SKU #950537 95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Blackberry, mint and black pepper abound here. The palate has serious structure, with an emphasis on liquorice, restrained vanilla, cedar and earth. It's still pretty concentrated and voluptuous. Recorked at the château in 2001. The exact blend was not recorded, so the blend shown reflects the vineyard plantings, with 5% Petit Verdot. (JA) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A monster in its infancy. Almost black in color, with intense cassis, herb and mint aromas and superrich, dense cassis and licorice flavors. May last forever. (TM) Inner quote mark (10/1992)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 1986 Ducru Beaucaillou was served by Bruno Borie both decanted and directly from bottle, poured blind. From the bottle, it has an attractive bouquet with plush blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, indeed, showing more fruité than I was expecting. There is a roundness to these aromatics, perhaps a little more like 1985 in some ways. The palate is medium-bodied and here the seriousness and structure of the 1986 vintages shows through. There is impressive body and though it felt firm and masculine on the finish, there is clearly sufficient fruit that counterbalances the backbone. The decanted version showed a little more volatility on the nose, but here I discerned more complexity on the palate. The 1986 Ducru poured directly from bottle felt a little more savory and strangely, more cohesive, with more of the terroir coming through on the slightly loamy, brown sugar-tinged finish. (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2016)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2015 | Send Email
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A huge wine dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. Tons of red fruit flavors and cassis aromas. Quite tannic, but decant two hours and enjoy with a steak dinner.
Drink from 2015 to 2035

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