Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind. I had this about 2yrs ago and my impression is consistent. Dusty and herbal. More tobacco leaf than leather notes. Dark black cherries, dark cocoa dipped cherries, cedar and truffle dusted licorice. This may be in a sleepy phase and could come out the other side full steam and youthful. Would like to try again and focus on only it. I called this early ‘00s left bank Bordeaux.

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind. I had this about 2yrs ago and my impression is consistent. Dusty and herbal. More tobacco leaf than leather notes. Dark black cherries, dark cocoa dipped cherries, cedar and truffle dusted licorice. This may be in a sleepy phase and could come out the other side full steam and youthful. Would like to try again and focus on only it. I called this early ‘00s left bank Bordeaux.

9.3

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

I got some brett and dill here with more muted fruit than I prefer, but everything is intact. Much debated on the night and I wasn’t in this camp.

I got some brett and dill here with more muted fruit than I prefer, but everything is intact. Much debated on the night and I wasn’t in this camp.

8.9

Shay A Delectable Pro

Ending the year on a high note with a Wednesday Wine Committee appearance. As always, wines are tasted blind. This week, there was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 2 reds and 1 dessert. Outstanding. Won’t fool you for anything other than French Bordeaux. Cab is easily noticeable so I guessed left bank. Leather, raspberries and blackberries. Dustiness to it and still quite dry/tannic. Has another 5yrs of prime drinking and will stay open even longer.

Ending the year on a high note with a Wednesday Wine Committee appearance. As always, wines are tasted blind. This week, there was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 2 reds and 1 dessert. Outstanding. Won’t fool you for anything other than French Bordeaux. Cab is easily noticeable so I guessed left bank. Leather, raspberries and blackberries. Dustiness to it and still quite dry/tannic. Has another 5yrs of prime drinking and will stay open even longer.

9.3

Loren Grossman Delectable Pro

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

Plum. Creosote. Licorice. Deep.

Plum. Creosote. Licorice. Deep.

9.3

Chris MacLean Delectable Pro

Lovely nose of raspberry, graphite and earth. An elegant expression, with an added floral quality, and good minerality. Maybe a touch soft transitioning to the close.

Lovely nose of raspberry, graphite and earth. An elegant expression, with an added floral quality, and good minerality. Maybe a touch soft transitioning to the close.

9.2

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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

Extremely sexy nose, lovely nose, rich and complex, yummm. Deep garnet color, rich nose, cherries, licorice, black current, full body, lovely tannins, complex rich and seems so young, long delicious finish. This wine has miles to go.... My score 93, drink 2028

Extremely sexy nose, lovely nose, rich and complex, yummm. Deep garnet color, rich nose, cherries, licorice, black current, full body, lovely tannins, complex rich and seems so young, long delicious finish. This wine has miles to go.... My score 93, drink 2028

9.3

Rodney Miller

Multi layered and minerally. Cassie and licorice dominate the flavor profile. From 375ml

Multi layered and minerally. Cassie and licorice dominate the flavor profile. From 375ml

9.0

romo

Yaaayss

Yaaayss

9.3

KimB

Elegant! Cassis, plums and earth. Just a joy to savor sip after long sip.

Elegant! Cassis, plums and earth. Just a joy to savor sip after long sip.

9.4

Mike Betts

So barn yard good

So barn yard good

9.5

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    Washington D.C., DC 20002

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    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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