2001 Ducru Beaucaillou

- 750 ml
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Offers a pretty sweetness of fruit, with raspberry and currant coulis notes gliding along a polished structure. Alluring mesquite, incense and rooibos tea elements flow through, revealing a light iron echo on the finish. Modestly sized but well-constructed.—Blind '01/'03/'05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). Drink now through 2025.

Wine Spectator | 93 WS
The 2001 is a medium-bodied, pure example displaying notes of red and black currants intermixed with minerals, spice box, and hints of cedar as well as toast. A late harvest (October 1-12) produced a surprisingly fruit-driven, pure, up-front 2001 Ducru. Xavier Borie thinks this blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc is "better than the 1999, riper, denser, and fuller." When tasted next to the 1999, the only difference is a firmer style of tannin in the 2001, whereas the 1999 is pure charm and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 92 RP
...The 2001 Ducru is showing very well... it has a warm, rounded, almost sensual bouquet with black fruits, bay leaf and cedar... The palate is just entertaining the notion of secondary flavours with some intriguing gamey notes infusing the dark black fruit with the finish seasoned by the Cabernet Franc. This should drink well over the next decade.

eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin) | 92 RP-NM
Moderately saturated red-ruby color. Extremely youthful aromas of black fruits, minerals and licorice; slightly reduced sample. Lush, smooth and elegantly styled, with firm underlying structure. Fruit-driven wine, but I thought the Grand Puy Lacoste tasted next to it had more precision of flavor. Firm acids and building tannins suggest that this will be a slowly developing Ducru vintage. Although I tasted a fresh sample at the chateau, it's possible that this wine is better than it's showing today.

Vinous Media | 92 VM

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Vintage 2001
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 93 WS
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
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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