Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31959 ratings
9.3505 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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