Tasting Notes Details

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

Bordeaux blend - 1961

When you hang out with Jancis Robinson and Fiona Morrison - the lady of Le Pin - chateaux owners open fine wines like this at dinner. Now in his 80s, Jean-Michel Cazes hosted dinner for us at the family's Caf? Lavinale in the hamlet of Bages and opened what was my first-ever Bordeaux wine from 1961. THis was history in a glass and yes, it was bloody delicious, all smoky log fire, tomato, sweet dried fruit but not at all dried out. Startling concentration of fruit and very suave.


red Wine Tasted April 4, 2017 by Rebecca Gibb