Ducru-Beaucaillou declared world’s best Cab blend in blind tasting

21st November, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2

The results of the London tasting of 30 top Cabernet blends from the 2009 vintage:

Ridge Monte Bello 2009

Ridge Monte Bello 2009, along with Château Latour, were Chris Hatcher’s top scoring wines

1 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

2= Château Latour

2= Château Léoville-Las Cases

2= Château Mouton-Rothschild

2= Ridge Monte Bello

2= Wolf Blass Black Label

7= Château Montrose

7= Château Léoville Barton

7= Joseph Phelps Insignia

7= Château Margaux

11= Solaia

11= Château Lafite-Rothschild

11= Harlan Estate

11= Château Cos d’Estournel

11= Château Lynch-Bages

16= Château Haut-Brion

16= Ornellaia

16= Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

16= Henschke “Cyril Henschke”

16= Almaviva

16= Château Beychevelle

22= Vasse Felix Heytesbury

22= Dominus Estate

22= Opus One

25= Cullen “Diana Madeline”

25= Sena, Eduardo Chadwick

27 Kanonkop “Paul Sauer”

28 Wendouree

29= Sassicaia

29= Mount Mary Quintet

4 Responses to “Ducru-Beaucaillou declared world’s best Cab blend in blind tasting”

  1. Kyle Hailey says:

    Awesome info. At first I thought Branaire Ducru and
    Was thinking the tasting must be rigged, then realized it was Ducru Beaucaillou.

  2. Tom Kobylarz says:

    Lovely results, I would love to participate in the NYC blind tasting comparison. http://www.tomswineforum.com

  3. Mark says:

    Add a kiwi please eg Stonyridge Larose, Sacred Hill Helmsman or Te Mata Coleraine. They have performed well in comparative blind tastings of this type in the past

  4. Marcus M. says:

    Just to make it clear and unbiased we are not talking about the “World’s best cabernet blend”, but rather the best cabernet blend out of a 30 wines panel (not even 0.001% of the World’s cabernet blend). Not quite the same thing.

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