1978 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

Quite deep purple in colour with higher than medium intensity aromas of blackcurrant, bell pepper, herbaceous, smoke, earth with touch of mint leaf, pencil shaving and hint of reduction. It is dry with medium acidity, alcohol, and body. The tannin still has medium level and smooth. On palate it gives medium black cherry, bell pepper and licorice flavours with slightly over medium length and licorice finish. (89) Good complexity on nose but rather simple on palate.

Tasted on 27 September 2012