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    Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

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    • RP97
    • WE96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 96 Wine Enthusiast, 95 Wine Spectator, 94 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine & Spirits

    Region: St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 96767

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The color is a deep, garnet red. The nose encountered on the attack; is powerful and tight, truly complex. In the mouth, the wine overruns the palate. The sensual opening spreads out generously on a big wine with a strong tannic structure marked by "finesse" and harmony. It draws out on an extremely long finish. It seems to be a great Ducru, able to reach great heights!

    Critical Acclaim:

    It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Huge blackcurrant fruits dominate a wine that is powerful and showing very ripe. There are flavors of smoky, balanced tannins, bitter cherries, black figs. As all the great wines in 2005, it finishes with a delicious lift of acidity.
    Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Aromas of blackberry, currant and toasty oak, with a hint of spice, lead to a full-bodied palate, with plenty of blackberry, chocolate and Indian spices. Balanced, refined and very pretty, with a velvety texture and a long, beautifully textured finish. Best after 2013.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good deep ruby-red. Wonderfully sweet, aromatic nose combines currant, chocolate and cedary oak. Fat, lush and silky, with atypical volume to the flavors of plum, tobacco and chocolate. Wonderfully supple, plump wine with layers of flavor, thoroughly sweet tannins and compelling aromatic persistence. Today the wine's substantial baby fat is masking its impressive underlying power. According to Borie, this 2005 combines the best traits of the chateau's 2003 and 2000.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Ducru delivers absolute deliciousness in 2005, a refined and elegant pleasure that just feels right in the end. It could be that after all the sleek, floral beauty, the polished chocolate-truffle tannin, there's a formidable grip that tightens around the finish. Suddenly it feels as hard as iron. If the aromatic beauty of the fruit can survive while the tannin matures, this could well be a wine to covet in 20 years.

    94 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    Aycan Akdag (9/26/2010)
    Since I like cabernet and merlot, this wine makes the best taste out of them. You can taste the blueberries and raspberries. Its fully bodied. And you can enjoy that long, long finish.
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