Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles. This was slow oxed for a few hours before the event. I was fortunate to try this a couple times throughout the evening. Monster stuff that is only getting better. Aromatics of dark cocoa, mocha, bayleaf, cedar, currant, underripe blackberries and raspberries. Built like a tank on the palate...big structure sporting notes of leather, herbs de Provence, grilled black cherries, plum, mulberries, graphite, and a tannic finish. If you can decant for half a day, go for it. Otherwise, hold on and enjoy the fireworks in 5-7yrs. Thanks for bringing @Jid R .

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles. This was slow oxed for a few hours before the event. I was fortunate to try this a couple times throughout the evening. Monster stuff that is only getting better. Aromatics of dark cocoa, mocha, bayleaf, cedar, currant, underripe blackberries and raspberries. Built like a tank on the palate...big structure sporting notes of leather, herbs de Provence, grilled black cherries, plum, mulberries, graphite, and a tannic finish. If you can decant for half a day, go for it. Otherwise, hold on and enjoy the fireworks in 5-7yrs. Thanks for bringing @Jid R .

9.5

David L Delectable Pro

Hold. This will be wroth waiting for.

Hold. This will be wroth waiting for.

9.5

Andrew Steffensmeier Delectable Pro

Relatively plush, nice fruits, cedar, hints of blossoms. Good amount of fruits and fine tannins. My sense is more complexity is still to come but drinking nicely.

Relatively plush, nice fruits, cedar, hints of blossoms. Good amount of fruits and fine tannins. My sense is more complexity is still to come but drinking nicely.

9.4

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Surprisingly elegant for the amount of fruit and density in the nose and the palate. Medium/medium+ body...tannin are fine and seem fairly resolved where that might smooth over the edges of firmer tannin.

Surprisingly elegant for the amount of fruit and density in the nose and the palate. Medium/medium+ body...tannin are fine and seem fairly resolved where that might smooth over the edges of firmer tannin.

9.3

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Rich and smooth. Beautiful mid and dark fruits.

Rich and smooth. Beautiful mid and dark fruits.

9.5

John Sweeney Delectable Pro

Amazing! In a great place, so much intensity, layered and structure. Thanks Bruno! #bordeaux #stjulien

Amazing! In a great place, so much intensity, layered and structure. Thanks Bruno! #bordeaux #stjulien

9.7

Craig Haserot Delectable Pro

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

Open ready to go and in a nice spot.

Open ready to go and in a nice spot.

9.2

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Wow. Loved this!

Wow. Loved this!

9.5

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

This is very very strong. Modern St Julien, powerhouse yet very elegant. The nose is very serious, almost 1er Grd Cru- like. I must admit that I rather have a very good dicey like this one instead of a ok Mouton.

This is very very strong. Modern St Julien, powerhouse yet very elegant. The nose is very serious, almost 1er Grd Cru- like. I must admit that I rather have a very good dicey like this one instead of a ok Mouton.

9.6

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Young, gripping and dense. Hope to see again in 20 years.

Young, gripping and dense. Hope to see again in 20 years.

9.4

Location

  • 32 Westchester Ave.
    Pound Ridge, NY 10576

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    Tuesday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday - 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday - 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday - Noon - 5:00pm

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