Robert Parker 86
Tasted at 28-50 restaurant at the 1994 dinner. Again, it is a number of years since I last tasted the Ducru ’94 and similarly, it seems to have dried considerably in the interim. Here, it offers more on the nose with blackberry, mint, peat and a touch of raspberry. With continued aeration there is just a touch of nougat. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy texture, a reminder of its precocity in its youth. Yet I cannot help but feel that it lacks the complexity of its peers and here, it is surpassed by the more personable Leoville Barton ’94. Drink now-2015. Tasted November 2011.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015