Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 1989

Ducru 1989 #1

Twenty-five years on tasting.

Maturing ruby.  More generosity now, not as deeply-set in its tannins.  Still torque-y for an ’89, where so many wines color outside the lines.  The fruit is distinguished if not flamboyant: raspberries and cherry-tobacco with a lead-pencil char.  Not especially long but lattice-y in its incisive, graphitic detail.  A St.-Julien with poise, character and a future.  Now – 2020+.

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