Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Full of blue fruit and wild flowers on the nose, followed by a palate beautifully balanced between the blue fruits and something quite fresh and silky, all ending in a lip-smacking minerally, long finish.
A fantastic price for a sometimes overlooked Fourth Growth estate, which consistently gives us excellent wines.
Jane Anson writing for Decanter says: 'Undoubtedly the best of the three Dulucs, it takes a bit of the best of each of the other two. Fascinating that the colour is so different, far more vibrant purple than the other two even though only a year separates it from the 2015. This one has so much vibrancy and life to it. Bottled in early July, so almost six months ago, it is wonderfully expressive but clearly has hidden power, firm tannins, great acidity. It has that naturally unforced gourmet edge of a great vintage, and will clearly age the best of these three.' 91/100