Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31943 ratings
9.3498 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Lee Pitofsky

A fantastic showing and layered complexity from this excellent vintage, just entering the beginning of its ideal drinking window. Rich blackberry and currants, cedar, leather and hints of cocoa and dried herbs with a palate coating texture. The finish is long and concentrated. Just going to get better. 💥

A fantastic showing and layered complexity from this excellent vintage, just entering the beginning of its ideal drinking window. Rich blackberry and currants, cedar, leather and hints of cocoa and dried herbs with a palate coating texture. The finish is long and concentrated. Just going to get better. 💥

Jul 14th, 2019
David Langstaff

Elegant. Soft tannins. Nice balance of nose and taste, and earth. Very covered fruit. Stayed with us over an hour meal after opening up. A wonderful old friend.

Elegant. Soft tannins. Nice balance of nose and taste, and earth. Very covered fruit. Stayed with us over an hour meal after opening up. A wonderful old friend.

Apr 13th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 21st, 2019
Michael Herzog

Group tasted blind and guessed vintages between ‘10 and ‘14. Wonderful wine that is young but drinking so well right now. Wish I had another bottle!

Group tasted blind and guessed vintages between ‘10 and ‘14. Wonderful wine that is young but drinking so well right now. Wish I had another bottle!

Dec 23rd, 2018
David L

Hold. This will be wroth waiting for.

Hold. This will be wroth waiting for.

Dec 20th, 2018
Bill Bender

I’m generally not loving the ‘02 Bordeaux from most appellations but this was showing quite well despite being a smidge too tannic for my tastes. Big and bold but lacking a sexy side.

I’m generally not loving the ‘02 Bordeaux from most appellations but this was showing quite well despite being a smidge too tannic for my tastes. Big and bold but lacking a sexy side.

Dec 16th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Anise and silky smooth black olives and a bit thin. A quick finish cherries . Still a young baby. This really needs to be revisited in 7-10 years

Anise and silky smooth black olives and a bit thin. A quick finish cherries . Still a young baby. This really needs to be revisited in 7-10 years

Dec 14th, 2018
Andrew Steffensmeier

Relatively plush, nice fruits, cedar, hints of blossoms. Good amount of fruits and fine tannins. My sense is more complexity is still to come but drinking nicely.

Relatively plush, nice fruits, cedar, hints of blossoms. Good amount of fruits and fine tannins. My sense is more complexity is still to come but drinking nicely.

Dec 11th, 2018
James Forsyth

The 1999 Ducru packs a punch. Leather, bacon fat, spice and an infinitely long finish. This wine tasted fairly youthful given it is nearly 20 years old.

The 1999 Ducru packs a punch. Leather, bacon fat, spice and an infinitely long finish. This wine tasted fairly youthful given it is nearly 20 years old.

Nov 10th, 2018