Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32033 ratings
9.3520 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny, opaque and regal in the glass. Notes of currants, black cherry, pencil lead, chopped walnuts and some dark soil. My deductive powers take me immediately to 82 Bordeaux. But which one? I guess 82 Latour. This is maybe the best Ducru I’ve had.

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny, opaque and regal in the glass. Notes of currants, black cherry, pencil lead, chopped walnuts and some dark soil. My deductive powers take me immediately to 82 Bordeaux. But which one? I guess 82 Latour. This is maybe the best Ducru I’ve had.

May 10th, 2020
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9.6

The 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a seriously fine bouquet with plenty of black fruit, cedar and hints of camphor that blossom from the glass. So much vigour and intensity here, yet it remains beautifully delineated and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain, supple tannins. There is a fine bead of acidity, fresh and focused, one of the most pliant Saint-Julien crus in this flight with a supple finish that belies that structure underneath. It reminds me of Léoville Poyferré. Superb. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a seriously fine bouquet with plenty of black fruit, cedar and hints of camphor that blossom from the glass. So much vigour and intensity here, yet it remains beautifully delineated and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain, supple tannins. There is a fine bead of acidity, fresh and focused, one of the most pliant Saint-Julien crus in this flight with a supple finish that belies that structure underneath. It reminds me of Léoville Poyferré. Superb. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 22nd, 2020
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Currants, tobacco, herbs, dried mushroom. Perfect with leg of lamb.

Currants, tobacco, herbs, dried mushroom. Perfect with leg of lamb.

Apr 21st, 2020
Bill Bender

By far the best showing I’ve seen from this 2000. Astonishing purity of fruit, compelling aromatics and a long, full, silky finish. Graphite, violet, rich plum tobacco. Just loved every single thing about it.

By far the best showing I’ve seen from this 2000. Astonishing purity of fruit, compelling aromatics and a long, full, silky finish. Graphite, violet, rich plum tobacco. Just loved every single thing about it.

Apr 6th, 2020
Shay A
9.5

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

This was slow oxed for a few hours before the event. I was fortunate to try this a couple times throughout the evening. Monster stuff that is only getting better. Aromatics of dark cocoa, mocha, bayleaf, cedar, currant, underripe blackberries and raspberries. Built like a tank on the palate...big structure sporting notes of leather, herbs de Provence, grilled black cherries, plum, mulberries, graphite, and a tannic finish. If you can decant for half a day, go for it. Otherwise, hold on and enjoy the fireworks in 5-7yrs. Thanks for bringing
@Jid R .

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

This was slow oxed for a few hours before the event. I was fortunate to try this a couple times throughout the evening. Monster stuff that is only getting better. Aromatics of dark cocoa, mocha, bayleaf, cedar, currant, underripe blackberries and raspberries. Built like a tank on the palate...big structure sporting notes of leather, herbs de Provence, grilled black cherries, plum, mulberries, graphite, and a tannic finish. If you can decant for half a day, go for it. Otherwise, hold on and enjoy the fireworks in 5-7yrs. Thanks for bringing
@Jid R .

Mar 7th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

I had this about 2yrs ago and my impression is consistent. Dusty and herbal. More tobacco leaf than leather notes. Dark black cherries, dark cocoa dipped cherries, cedar and truffle dusted licorice. This may be in a sleepy phase and could come out the other side full steam and youthful. Would like to try again and focus on only it. I called this early ‘00s left bank Bordeaux.

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

I had this about 2yrs ago and my impression is consistent. Dusty and herbal. More tobacco leaf than leather notes. Dark black cherries, dark cocoa dipped cherries, cedar and truffle dusted licorice. This may be in a sleepy phase and could come out the other side full steam and youthful. Would like to try again and focus on only it. I called this early ‘00s left bank Bordeaux.

Nov 7th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Not the best Bordeaux I had had but very good for the vintage . My wife’s birth year aromas of earth , animal fur ,cassis , liquid minerals ,forest floor , elegant , refined and balanced . The acidity is peaking through probably better 5 to 10 years ago, but a solid bottle tasted out of magnum .

Not the best Bordeaux I had had but very good for the vintage . My wife’s birth year aromas of earth , animal fur ,cassis , liquid minerals ,forest floor , elegant , refined and balanced . The acidity is peaking through probably better 5 to 10 years ago, but a solid bottle tasted out of magnum .

Sep 29th, 2019
Web Bond

Less brett than 2001 and noticeable change in style from Father to Son from 2001 to 2008.

Less brett than 2001 and noticeable change in style from Father to Son from 2001 to 2008.

Sep 19th, 2019
Web Bond

Classic, traditional, in style including the brett.

Classic, traditional, in style including the brett.

Sep 19th, 2019
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.0

I’m a sucker for Ducru. LKG’s Birthday - sometimes we drink Bordeaux.

I’m a sucker for Ducru. LKG’s Birthday - sometimes we drink Bordeaux.

Jul 18th, 2019