Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.424 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Lauren Domenech

#1961 #ducrubeaucaillou was singing with all the fruit you would expect from a 20 year old wine. Amazing bottle shared by our favorite boss man teacher #perryfoto

#1961 #ducrubeaucaillou was singing with all the fruit you would expect from a 20 year old wine. Amazing bottle shared by our favorite boss man teacher #perryfoto

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2019
Jeffrey Lew

🔥🔥🔥 Boom. This dropped like a bomb. Powerful nose of graphite, leather, tar and dried fruit. Still vibrant with nice acidity. Very supple and powerful wine that showed a lot younger than it is. These old perfect bottles when they are this clean and fresh are like crack to a crack addict. This has YEARS left to go. Pretty much blown away.

🔥🔥🔥 Boom. This dropped like a bomb. Powerful nose of graphite, leather, tar and dried fruit. Still vibrant with nice acidity. Very supple and powerful wine that showed a lot younger than it is. These old perfect bottles when they are this clean and fresh are like crack to a crack addict. This has YEARS left to go. Pretty much blown away.

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2018
Jeffrey Lew

Ex-Chateau bottle. Testament to perfect storage. Light Amber edge with a darker core. Started off full of toast and just a whiff of brett. Slow ox for 2 hrs then poured. Amazing life for a 54yr old wine still in its stride. Light and dark fruit with seamless integrity and polish. Classic old BDX. After the initial funk blew off it kept developing in the glass. I could drink this all night long. Awesome

Ex-Chateau bottle. Testament to perfect storage. Light Amber edge with a darker core. Started off full of toast and just a whiff of brett. Slow ox for 2 hrs then poured. Amazing life for a 54yr old wine still in its stride. Light and dark fruit with seamless integrity and polish. Classic old BDX. After the initial funk blew off it kept developing in the glass. I could drink this all night long. Awesome

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2015
Yohannah Burmeister

And then this happened. If I could give it a 15, I would. Such a beauty. Integrated with a freshness and complexity that is mind blowing.

And then this happened. If I could give it a 15, I would. Such a beauty. Integrated with a freshness and complexity that is mind blowing.

Mar 13th, 2015
Ian Blackburn

Graphite - Wet stone - tobacco leaf - Brown sauce - braised beef - cassis - Saint Julien typicity.... Awesome

Graphite - Wet stone - tobacco leaf - Brown sauce - braised beef - cassis - Saint Julien typicity.... Awesome

Feb 4th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Mature red fruit, leaves, still some ripe fruit notes. Quite good, but not crazy good.

Mature red fruit, leaves, still some ripe fruit notes. Quite good, but not crazy good.

Nov 29th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

10

A rare treat.

A rare treat.

May 18th, 2013
Scott Munro

We were worried this was gonna be cooked. But actually ended up being wonderful, tannins and acid mellowed out, still super balanced, slightly pyrazinic (tomato vine?), still has some leather and black currant.

We were worried this was gonna be cooked. But actually ended up being wonderful, tannins and acid mellowed out, still super balanced, slightly pyrazinic (tomato vine?), still has some leather and black currant.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Mike Evans

Stunning intensity, loaded with fruit with some earth, nice acidity.

Stunning intensity, loaded with fruit with some earth, nice acidity.

Nov 5th, 2016
Robert Ward

So I was relocating this bottle and the cork fell into the wine. I suppose it was divine intervention because it is great! What a vintage and though I wasn't emotionally ready to open it up I will enjoy the happy accident.

So I was relocating this bottle and the cork fell into the wine. I suppose it was divine intervention because it is great! What a vintage and though I wasn't emotionally ready to open it up I will enjoy the happy accident.

Nov 2nd, 2016