Château Ducru Beaucaillou Le Petit Ducru De Ducru Beaucaillou St Julien 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Brand||Château Ducru Beaucaillou|
The tannins are solid, concentrated and powerfully intense. The acidity is astonishing and bright, powering the black currant flavor forward. The wine is precise and beautifully structured.
Blackberry and blueberry aromas with black licorice and dark violets that follow to a medium to full body with ultra fine tannins and a pretty finish. Very fine texture. Drink after 2024.
The Merlot-dominated 2018 Le Petit Ducru De Ducru-Beaucaillou (there's 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is another dense ruby/purple-hued effort offering lots of cedar, green tobacco, damp earth, and darker currant-like fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured mouthfeel. It has ripe tannins and plenty of baby fat that hides solid underlying structure. It's well worth seeking out and is going to put a smile on your face any time over the coming decade as well.