1959 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
|1959||Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (St. Julien)|
The nose pops with notes of dried flowers, tobacco leaf, and an array of sweet dark, and white cherries with a touch of spearmint on the back end. The palate is silky, vibrant, and right in the middle of firm, and flamboyant, with a boatload of sweet, cherries, currants, tobacco, and a dollop of citrus. The finish lingers with all that fruit, which is a good thing, as this is a wine you cannot get enough of. Drink from 2023-2039.
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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is not a wine to drink on the young side. The wine is usually far too tannic, powerful, and reserved during its youth. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 3-4 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is usually better with at least 15 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 18 and 50 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Ducru Beaucaillou is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.