The Ducru-Beaucaillou 1978 was fully mature and a pleasure to drink – a classic claret. The bouquet was very open with cedar, some tobacco and cassis. On the palate resolved tannins medium body good balance, and still some fruit left. Not a big wine for tasting, but a fine mature claret for drinking with food. In decline now, and was perhaps better 5 years ago … but nevertheless still drinking well.
(Drink Now) Very Good – 88p
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1978 November 14, 2011
- WineHog rating system – more than points Tasting and rating wine is not exact science … and therefore I prefer to use a scale that reflects that wine is a living organism and that a wine can taste like 94 points one day … and 93 the next day … depending on the moon, the glass, temperature and or my mood! I ...