1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 01-27-2011 07:07 PM

I rarely get to taste Bordeaux with some maturity, but this was a bottle shared at my table at the Open That Bottle Night at St. Jacques Restaurant in Raleigh. Don and Jessica, sitting to my right, brought this wine along with a younger Bordeaux. It had some nice secondary or tertiary mature odors and tastes with a tolerable amount of funk or barnyard. I was grateful to have a bit of it, especially when you consider the price it brings nowadays. This Chateau is considered a leading super second growth and is in the Saint Julien region.

- TheEngineer - 01-30-2011 10:04 AM

It's interesting that you mention the funk. Even with its high price, this chateau has had problems with Brett well into the 90's. Might the funk be attributed to this?

- wondersofwine - 02-01-2011 10:39 AM

I would guess that it might be attributable to Brett. I read the notes on the wine on CellarTracker and only one mentioned funk but it was present.