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1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

In Bond case price:
£1,800.00
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Producer Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Vintage 1982
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 12.5%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes Ex-château 2010
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 4 cases (in stock and available immediately)

97 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (February 2020)

The finest bottle I’ve had of this wine (which came from the estate), the 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou continues to drink brilliantly and is a magical Saint-Julien. Still healthy ruby hued with a mature yet insanely complex bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, cedary herbs, graphite, tobacco, and forest floor, it’s powerful yet seamless on the palate, with resolved tannins, no hard edges, and a fabulous finish. This is mature Bordeaux in all its glory. Drink bottles any time over the coming two decades.

96 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (June 2009)

At a charity dinner in Charleston, SC, the 1982 Ducru Beaucaillou from my cellar was the only corked bottle out of twenty-two. A subsequent tasting revealed one of the all-time great Ducrus, probably matched or eclipsed by several recent vintages (i.e., 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008). The 1982 is still 5-8 years away from full maturity, but it exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced after the 1961 and before the 2003.