Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Boys nite after covid. Blind tasting no 1. Smooth and vegetal and herbs. Mineral and stony. Complex and floral — 3 days ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Palmer Emmitt
9.4

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Bordeaux that spoke to me this much. Still a baby for sure, and really really tight at first, but the nose is intoxicating. The most prominent aromas are stone fruit, leather and to a slightly lesser extent vanilla, but if you breathe deep there’s lavender, clove and kind of a marinara sauce character in a sweet, warming way. I’d also say you can virtually smell the acidity. The palate has a crushed velvet texture - not to say that it’s smooth, because at this point in its evolution, the acid is strong and the tannins are yet to fully resolve, but it sits on your tongue in a comfortable if staid manner, like you’ve sunk into an old couch at a blue-blooded university club. It leaves you with red currant, sour plum, and firm blackberry on the long, but not too eager finish. I’m definitely left wanting more... — a month ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 17 others liked this
Tim Hinck

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Really appreciate this review! These are the small, but poignant moment with wine that I search for.

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

La Croix Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

J. Kim
9.0

Dark purple fruit, it has the authentic Bordeaux bass structure and bright acidities of 2014. Graphite and tobacco notes dominant. — 6 months ago

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ducru second label. Cedar, pencil shavings on nose. Medium bodied. Blackberry, black cherry. 13% ABV. — a month ago

La Croix de Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Maybe it’s silly to post a second wine from ducru, but... this is pretty darn good. Beautiful nose, complex flavors of blackberry, anise and oak from start to finish. The real thing must be AMAZING. 2005 rocks — a month ago

Severn, David and 6 others liked this

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Cassis, red plum, significant spice. Baked red raspberry, raspberry bar, vanilla, kirsch / dripping elegant with elegant, rich, textured black fruit / med+ throughout with prominent acid structure / a wine of serious clarity, but also of generous fruit / vanilla-mocha note comes through at the finish — 5 months ago

Daniel, Ron and 7 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description, I never came across these wine 😥

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

One of my favorite producers! 1 hour decant. Dark red color. Lovely nose of graphite, tar, and cherry. Wine is deep and more fruit forward than other vintages with more Napa elements (oak, touch of vanilla) than expected. Medium finish. Not as strong as the ‘00 vintage, but for some reason these ‘03 Bordeaux’s haven’t been living up to expectations recently. — 23 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Le Petit Caillou St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Played terrifically with steak au poivre — 5 months ago

Debbie Kim
with Debbie
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Giacomo Fenocchio

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

Had the 2009 Cannubi at an intimate tasting including a 1982 Ducru Beaucaillou!! Which was nearly perfect by the way. This Barolo while 9 years old was still ruby colored with structure and fresh tart berries. Also elegant and enchanting. Delicate earth, leather, herbs and olive tones. Perfect balance, and likely has at least another 9 years ahead of it. I’ve had the good fortune to have 2 sublime Nebbiolos within a week of each other. Aldo had 3 great highly touted Napa Cabs, but this Barolo eclipsed them with its subtlety and finesse — a year ago

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