Le Petit Ducru

Le Petit Ducru

St-Julien 2022

Bordeaux, France

Regular price$352.00
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Case Format
Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from: 2028
ABV: % Drink to: 2035
Packaging: OWC Stock arriving: May 2025
Critic scores
90-92 RP, 89-91 NM, 91-93 AG, 92-93 JS, 16+ JR, 91 JA, 90-92 JD
Critic reviews
"The 2022 Le Petit Ducru has turned out especially well this year, offering up aromas of cherries and raspberries mingled with tobacco leaf and pencil shavings, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and fleshy palate that's unusually supple and polished."
William Kelley, May 2023, RobertParker.com

"The 2022 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru Beaucaillou, which includes declassified lots of the First and Second wine, has a svelte bouquet with plush red cherries, raspberry coulis, tobacco and light floral scents. The 43% new oak is neatly enmeshed. The palate is fresh and structured on the entry. This is quite Pauillac-like in style, thanks to the graphite element. It's taut and linear before fanning out toward the finish. This is an impressive Le Petit Ducru."
Neal Martin, April 2023, Vinous.com

"The 2022 Le Petit Ducru pulses with notable energy. Graphite, lavender, mocha and licorice play off a core of blue/purplish fruit in this mid-weight, vibrant Saint-Julien. All the elements are so well-balanced. This is beautifully done. Drinking window : 2025-2034"
Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Vinous.com

"Creamy generosity to the blackberry and cassis fruits, showing intensity and depth, knitted down right now, and with clear ageing potential and heavy black pepper spice. Tasted twice, this is an En Primeur wine to its boots, feels young and full of promise. 25ha on western side of St Julien (formerly Lalande Borie until 2018, plus sourcing from across the appellation), 3.77ph, IPT86, 43% new oak for ageing."
Jane Anson, April 2023, JaneAnson.com

"75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Crimson with a black core. Expressive with red- and dark-fruit notes, the Merlot component evident. Elegant touch and feel, the tannins finely honed. Flows easily over the tongue."
James Lawther, May 2023, JancisRobinson.com

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Critics

AG
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
AM
Allan Meadows, Burghound.com
DC
Decanter, Decanter.com
GM
Gus McLean, AbingdonFineWine.com
JA
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
JD
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
JR
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
JS
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
LPB
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com
NM
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
RP
Various, RobertParker.com
TA
Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com
VM
Various, vinous.com

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