Vinous wrote "Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine". Formerly known as Lalande Borie, Le Petit Ducru is a lavish claret from a great vintage. Generous ripe black fruit and exotic spice, with firm tannins.
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Velvety, chewy, luscious ripe black fruit, great depth, round tannins
Enjoy here a "incredible" vintage Saint-Julien from an exemplary château. Until 2018 the estate was known as Lalande-Borie, a property only created in 1970 by Bruno Borie through the purchase of 18 hectares from Château Lagrange and another 12 from growers. The Borie family are owners too of a number of other prestigious Haut-Médoc properties, the most notable of which is Saint-Julien's Second Growth Château Ducru Beaucaillou. Le Petit Ducru comes from well-positioned vineyards close to Lagrange, Talbot and Gruaud Larose, all on fine gravel clay soils. Ageing in French oak barrels (30% new) lends a powerful layer of vanilla spice to the punchy, ripe fruit. Vinous called it "heady and alluring". An exceptional wine with delicious potential.
"Leaps from the glass with wonderfully pure scents of black and red currants, black raspberries"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate
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