Friday, February 27, 2009
Like my red velour jumpsuit from 1978.
La Croix de Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julian, 2005.
I am not a Bordeaux lover, but I love this wine because its so hedonistic, I mean seriously sensuous and luscious. It has all the usual flavor suspects, like graphite and cassis. But the tannins in this wine are so silky and soft its like drinking a velour blanket (see how I didn't resort to "velvety", which is far too cliche for such a radical blogger.) I've had both 1995 and 1996 in the last 6 months and I think the 2005 is, listen up, BETTER drinking even NOW, and I suggest giving it the good old college try. I know, you say infanticide, I say enjoy it young while you still can.
Prices on 2005s are dropping and now would be a great time to grab a bottle.
Now I admit, I did not buy this wine. I sell it. So do lots of other people in Southern California, so it available in so many places. For sure you can get it at the Buffalo Club on Olympic in Santa Monica for $150. Tell Ben I sent you.