Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1985
Ex-chateau release. Available in OWCx6.
• Domaine: Château Ducru Beaucaillou
• A.O.C.: Saint-Julien
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
"A wine of extraordinary charm and elegance, the dark garnet-colored 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a floral, cedary nose intermixed with red and black currants as well as flowers. The wine is fully mature and soft, with beautiful concentration and purity. It is not a blockbuster, and certainly not nearly as powerful and massive as the 1986, but it is certainly much more seductive. This wine should continue to drink well for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012. Last tasted, 5/02." - Robert Parker Jr., Bordeaux (12/31/2002, 4th Edition), Rating: 92