1996 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou

A deep purple coloured dry wine with medium intensity aromas of blackcurrant, cigar box, pencil shaving, smoke, clove and vanilla type sweet spice. It has medium acidity and alcohol. Medium plus bodied with medium soft and fine-grained tannin. Quite high intensity flavours of blackcurrant, raspberry, black cherry, vegetal, cedar and sweet spice. Long length with black cherry finish. (95) (Tasted on 19 Nov 2011)

Third time to taste this beauty offered by my friend. This one is not an ex-chateau item and coincidentally both ex-chateau items performed better than this one to some extents. The wine lacked evolvement on palate then the previous two I tasted, tho this one can be drunk beautifully still.