1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 750ml

1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 750ml

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1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 95 pts!
A monster in its infancy. Almost black in color, with intense cassis, herb and mint aromas and superrich, dense cassis and licorice flavors. May last forever. WS At 16 years of age, this wine continues to taste more like a 5 to7-year-old Bordeaux. The color is a handsome dark ruby with just a bit of pink at the edge. The wine exhibits sweet red and black currant fruit intermixed with wet stones, spice, and flowers. Medium-bodied and still moderately tannic, but very concentrated, this firmly structured, slightly austere wine has tremendous upside to it. By the way, this was the first vintage where I began to notice on some bottles the wet cement/damp cardboard aromas that were far more increasingly evident in the subsequent vintages, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Interestingly, the last five times I have tasted the 1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou, they were totally pristine bottles. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1986
Rating 95 WS - 90+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Ducru Beaucaillou
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 95 pts! A monster in its infancy. Almost black in color, with intense cassis, herb and mint aromas and superrich, dense cassis and licorice flavors. May last forever. WS At 16 years of age, this wine continues to taste more like a 5 to7-year-old Bordeaux. The color is a handsome dark ruby with just a bit of pink at the edge. The wine exhibits sweet red and black currant fruit intermixed with wet stones, spice, and flowers. Medium-bodied and still moderately tannic, but very concentrated, this firmly structured, slightly austere wine has tremendous upside to it. By the way, this was the first vintage where I began to notice on some bottles the wet cement/damp cardboard aromas that were far more increasingly evident in the subsequent vintages, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Interestingly, the last five times I have tasted the 1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou, they were totally pristine bottles. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 95 WS

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1986
Rating 95 WS - 90+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Ducru Beaucaillou
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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