TN: Ducru Beaucaillou 2001

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TN: Ducru Beaucaillou 2001

#1 Post by Panos Kakaviatos » January 13th, 2019, 2:11 pm

Enjoyed fairly rapidly after the New Year with my nephew and his fiance... I recall some observers a while back who had dismissively regarded 2001 in general as a “restaurant vintage”. They were and remain oh so wrong. 2001 in Bordeaux can be fabulous and even beat 2000 in some cases, especially on the Right Bank and in the Graves region. I don’t think it is better in Saint Julien and in the Médoc in general, but this Ducru is excellent, because it combines true elegance with refined texture. It exudes some tertiary aromatics and flavors but there’s much ripe fruit as the wine is still in a youthful phase. Call it late adolescence. I have two more bottles left from a six pack that I had purchased upon release and, really, there is no rush to drink this. But if you do open one, you will not be sorry. 93 points for you point people :-)
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