Scoring 91/100 Parker points and from the very good 1962 vintage, "Tasted at the chateau, proprietor Bruno Borie thinks this a wonderful vintage, slightly overshadowed by 1961. The style is very different from the 1961, lacking the sheer power and depth of that vintage, but the 1962 Ducru-Beaucaillou is nonetheless impressive for its staying power and more classic Saint-Julien characters. Medium brown-brick colored, it delivers pronounced notes of date pudding, Black Forest cake and mocha with hints of prunes, sassafras and Sichuan pepper plus wafts of old leather and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly fruited with a chewy, stewed tea character in the mid-palate, finishing with lovely freshness and lingering savory/smoky notions." Drink now - 2035.
This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] and comes with our limited edition 'Great First Growths of Bordeaux' Print (worth £49.97) at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
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The 1962 vintage in Bordeaux was fair with the winter being cold and rainy until the end of May. In June the weather improved and the summer was extremely hot, but with rain showers which prevented a drought. The fine weather continued throughout the year until the harvest, which began on 9th October. The best regions were St Julien, Pauillac and Graves.
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