Château Ducla 2005, Ac Bordeaux Supérieur, Domaines Mau

Red Blend Red Blend
Bordeaux, France

$14.95 (162461)

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85 pts
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November 08, 2008

Critic Reviews (7)

Gord Stimmell
Gord Stimmell

Best value of the Bordeaux reds that just hit shelves. Aromas show exotic persimmon, violets, and red currants and...

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Ted Able
Ted Able

medium-boded, elegant, dark chocolate and redcurrant flavours. Great value (88)

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Simple but well priced Bordeaux Sup made in a clean, modern style. It shows, light (mostly old) wood spice character...

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Winecurrent
Winecurrent

The involved and expressive aromas include exotic herbs and spice, dark berry fruit, tar and black licorice. This...

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Simple but well priced Bordeaux Sup made in a clean, modern style. It shows, light (mostly old) wood spice character...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

A good everyday, fairly simple Bordeaux with little if any wood ageing. Fresh nose of currants, herbs and earth is...

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Deep intense purple colour. Slightly cooked, plum pur‚e nose. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, dried plum and red...

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Community Reviews (3)

RJ P.
RJ P.

For the price, this is a reasonably good Bordeaux. Medium body, slightly dry on the palate and a short finish make for very relaxed drinking while still keeping it interesting. Wish I bought another few bottles.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Not great, barely good. 4 stars? 89? Please. Larason's review is pretty accurate. It's not a bad wine at all, but a lack of any real fruit on the palate and a bitter, dusty deadness prevail even after beaucoup decanting. A lot of saw dust for a "low wood" wine. ("Generously textured"?). I'm tempted to grab another bottle though, cellar it for 3 years and see whats happens. Not much of a risk at this price. But I just don't think it has the fruit to do much. Ok for the price I guess, and it will certainly cut through a well marbled rib steak. There are better Bordeaux for under $20.

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