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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2014

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2014

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Product info

Country
France
Vintage
2014
Producer
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Region
Bordeaux
Location
PCB - Immediately available stock
Bottle Size
Bottle (750ml)
Case Quantity
12
Type
Red Wine
Stock Status
6 cases

£99.58 (Per Bottle In Bond)

£1,194.00 (Case Price In Bond)

£1,464.94 (Duty Paid inc. VAT)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Reviewer Score Notes
Neal Martin 94-96 The Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2014 is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that was picked between 25 September and 15 October and matured in 100% new oak as usual. The IPT is 81, the pH 3.81. Compared to recent vintages the nose is more backward, sultry and less explosive although there is still impressive concentration here. It's just "buttoned down" at present. (A second sample showed a little more sous-bois, more complexity than the first.) The palate is medium-bodied and masculine, a little chalky in the mouth with a firm backbone. Bruno Borie has overseen a more classic Ducru-Beaucaillou, one that I suspect will be less approachable than the last three vintages, boasting a Pauillac-like, graphite-infused finish that just needs to gain a little more persistence during its élevage. This is one wine that actually showed better on my second visit, demonstrating more élan and brio, but nuances notwithstanding, it is another magnificent Ducru-Beaucaillou to add to the roster.

Maturity: 2019-2040 • Reviewed: April 2015 • Source: eRobertParker.com