Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

9.342 ratings on Delectable
$149

...this is a wonderful 1998 Saint Julien. Like the 1999, it begins quite taciturn on the nose but opens up with a little patience. Darker fruit than the 1999, briary, cedar, cigar box, stronger sous-bois aromas with a hint of iodine, swelling with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent red-berried fruit that actually remind me of the 1995. There is a citrus thread running through this wine, very focused and demonstrating supreme elegance on the finish, those supple tannins ætickling' the palate with their charms. Probably one of the most elegant Ducru Beaucaillou wines in recent years. Drink now-2025. Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)

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Ratings on Delectable

Loren Grossman Delectable Pro

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

Plum. Creosote. Licorice. Deep.

Plum. Creosote. Licorice. Deep.

9.3

! !Yarivyo Wine Score! Delectable Pro

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

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

ahhd

from magnum

from magnum

9.0

Carmine Martignetti

3.0 ltr

3.0 ltr

9.4

Chris MacLean

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

Adrienne Leistner

Luxury

Luxury

9.5

John Caldarella

Drinking very well. Ripe black raspberries and dark chocolate on the palate. A little orange bitters on the finish. Delish!

Drinking very well. Ripe black raspberries and dark chocolate on the palate. A little orange bitters on the finish. Delish!

9.7

Mike Smith Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

@Mike Smith good time to pop one open or still too young?

@Mike Smith good time to pop one open or still too young?

9.1