1982 Ducru Beaucaillou

- 750 ml
97
JD
Availability: Out of Stock
$459.00
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Product ID
10641-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The finest bottle I’ve had of this wine (which came from the estate), the 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou continues to drink brilliantly and is a magical Saint-Julien. Still healthy ruby hued with a mature yet insanely complex bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, cedary herbs, graphite, tobacco, and forest floor, it’s powerful yet seamless on the palate, with resolved tannins, no hard edges, and a fabulous finish. This is mature Bordeaux in all its glory. Drink bottles any time over the coming two decades.

Jeb Dunnuck

Sokolin 1982 Ducru Beaucaillou Tasting Notes:

A vintage recognized for its direct, no nonsense approach atypical for its name and origin and otherwise usually associated with the noble richness of the Right Bank, with a highly-refined and suave spin. Its unreserved appetite shows on all fronts equally, making it by no means simple. From the mulberry color, berry and loam nose, consistently throughout the firm build and fruity forest galore, the wine sparks and gallops and prances with demand, as if courting. It brings along this magnetic charm and exposes sincere vulnerability, the gist and leitmotif of the entire act. It's daring and affectionate, becoming more assertive in both tone and content as it progresses and finally decomposes entirely into the epilogue, leaving you much fuller and richer than you were beforehand.

In the end, you won't remember what a wine looked like or even its exact flavor scope, only how it made you feel. The truly great ones are recognized by the profound emotional response they provoke, and this bottle will surely make a treasured memory one day, should you afford yourself the pleasure.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1982
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Ducru: With a name that tells stories of wonderful terroir and a long history of success, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is a picturesque example of a great Bordeaux winery. Their wines bring to mind endless fantasy stories of heroism, valor, and love, pulling at your heartstrings as they massage your tastebuds in a veritable crimson tidal wave. A sip of this wine is an explosion of intense black fruits, flowers, and noble earth overwhelms your senses in a way you never thought possible before. Wine like this is best taken in slowly, as you experience a myriad of different sensations and thoughts while examining the texture and flavor profile. You can almost hear the voice of the terroir, and taste the raw passion and talent of the winemakers.
Rating 97 JD
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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