Supple yet full-bodied, a typically fine Saint Julien that needs 8-10 years to reveal its rich and fruity, elegant flavors of cassis, vanilla and ripe blackberries.
RP82 drink now Fully mature, this narrowly constructed, angular, compact Ducru-Beaucaillou reveals a healthy medium ruby color with a little amber at the edge. The undistinguished nose offers straightforward, slightly diluted, curranty fruit and damp earth. High acidity has kept the wine fresh in the mouth, but there is not much depth, body, or length. Drink it up. Last tasted, 1/93.
Wine Advocate(1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 109.
Wine Spectator(1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Decanter(1989 Vintage) Rating: 1/5 - As reviewed by Decanter.
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Red-ruby. Perfumed, sappy aromas of redcurrant, flowers and minerals. Intensely flavored, high-pitched and penetrating, with a deep core of spice contributing to the impression of vinosity. Shows a youthful austerity today. Finishes very long and brisk, with substantial, dusty tannins.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/24/2013