Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020, Saint-Julien, Grand Cru Classé 

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020, Saint-Julien, Grand Cru Classé 

On the nose, elegance/power/subtility, nice aromas, nice complexity, fine depth, a nice multi-layered side, some freshness, a fine powdery side and a nice complexity/fullness. It reveals notes of fresh boysenberry, fresh/ripe wild black berries and touches of wild raspberry combined with hints of ripe cherry/cherry blossom, fresh lily as well as hints of star anise, sweet spice. On the palate, fruity, balanced, very fine, very discreetly tight, like a little red thread, and offers juiciness, freshness, minerality, a mineral/acidic frame as well as precision, gourmandize, a nice fineness of grain, a nice guideline, power (in finesse). The wine expresses notes of pulpy/juicy blackberry, bright blackcurrant and touches of juicy/pulpy cherry combined with hints of bright redcurrant, cherry blossom, violet, chocolate, graphite as well as fine hints of star anise, toasted oak/caramelization, discrete hints of zan, cinnamon and an imperceptible hint of eucalyptus. Good length and persistence. Chewy finish/persistence. The tannins are precise, elegant, structuring, powerful but delicate and quite polished. A very nice wine, a great wine, maybe the best ever tasted in primeurs but which needs time to reveal itself! See you in 10 years or more.

Note (Score): 18.75/20

Note (Score): 97-98/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2021

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)

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