Ducru Beaucaillou 1986

Product Details

Vintage
1986
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Julien

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1 x 0.75L BI Reserves DP £125.00 4 btls
1 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £125.00 5 btls

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
92

This wine remains backward, tannic, and in need of another 5 or more years of bottle age. The 1986 Ducru possesses a dark ruby color with purple nuances. Initially the bouquet is restrained, but with coaxing it reveals scents of lead pencil, sweet cranberry and black currant fruit nicely intertwined with aromas of steel, minerals, and earth. Rich and medium to full-bodied, but excruciatingly tannic, this is an intensely concentrated Ducru-Beaucaillou with formidable aging potential. Readers should note that 1986 is the first vintage where some bottles were marred by off-aromas of damp cardboard. The last three times I tasted the wine the bottles were totally pure, with no evidence of this disturbing irregularity. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030.