Le Petit Ducru de Ducru Beaucaillou 2021 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
90 DE / 90-92 JD / 88-90 VM /
So floral and aromatic, expressive and perfumed with sweet blackcurrant touches. Cool blue fruits; blueberries, plums and damsons, this is slightly sombre, dark and heady with a fresh minty-liquorice and crushed stone texture giving an appealing salinity.. This has a nice weight in the mouth - it’s filling but delicately presented with spiced nuances. Quite strict on the mid palate, some tension coming through though has good energy and nice overall polish. -Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
The third wine of the estate, the 2021 Le Petit Ducru De Ducru-Beaucaillou is shockingly good. Based on 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Petit Verdot, lots of classy cassis, graphite, violets, and background oak notes define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied, with a lively, supple, elegant mouthfeel and an overall fresh, straight-up pretty, yet still textured style. -Jeb Dunnuck.
The 2021 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru Beaucaillou presents an opulent nose of blueberry and light cassis aromas, the oak (one-third here) nicely integrated. The palate is medium- bodied, linear and strict, saline in the mouth, and almost Pauillac-like, with plenty of freshness toward the finish. Apparently this cuvée is just beginning to open out. -Neal Martin, Vinous Media.