(2022) From vineyards belonging to second growth Ducru-Beaucaillou, this 12-year-old St-Julien is just a touch dank on the nose, though a blackcurrant fruitiness does come through and builds surprising sweetness on the palate. It's a concentrated wine, the blue-black firmness of fruit running into polished oak and fine tannins, nice dry acidity too, in a wine that finishes well and after that lacklustre beginning, comes good in some style.