Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.317 ratings
9.52 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
Rafael Landestoy

Even though it wasn't a good vintage it was nice. Could taste the age but was still nice.

Even though it wasn't a good vintage it was nice. Could taste the age but was still nice.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2015
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.7

Havent smelled a Bordeaux this incredible in a long while. Holy sweaty socks

Havent smelled a Bordeaux this incredible in a long while. Holy sweaty socks

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

The oldest wine was the most controversial, the 1981 Ducru-Beaucaillou see-sawed all night as either corked or not corked. My opinion was that it was only slightly corked, or had bad storage issues before I acquired it. The nose had more of an issue than the palate, having a consistent funk that would fluctuate in strength. Intertwined with the funk were some dried red fruits, fall leaves & baking spices. The palate for sure was better than the nose, having very good density - a very solid mid-palate, but it too changed through the night back and forth between a little funky to pretty good. Texturally the tannin was fully resolved into the wine showing an elegant and silky structure reminiscent of Burgundy.

The oldest wine was the most controversial, the 1981 Ducru-Beaucaillou see-sawed all night as either corked or not corked. My opinion was that it was only slightly corked, or had bad storage issues before I acquired it. The nose had more of an issue than the palate, having a consistent funk that would fluctuate in strength. Intertwined with the funk were some dried red fruits, fall leaves & baking spices. The palate for sure was better than the nose, having very good density - a very solid mid-palate, but it too changed through the night back and forth between a little funky to pretty good. Texturally the tannin was fully resolved into the wine showing an elegant and silky structure reminiscent of Burgundy.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Tom Goldstone

Out of Imperial

Out of Imperial

Jan 18th, 2018
Ara Aslanian

This bottle is amazing, still going, raspberry and tobacco

This bottle is amazing, still going, raspberry and tobacco

Jul 14th, 2016
Jen
9.4

Marvelous

Marvelous

May 27th, 2016
Jen
9.1

Another good old Bordeaux from HDH

Another good old Bordeaux from HDH

Oct 24th, 2015
Flavio Menezes

Going downhill fast, perhaps a bad bottle. Vintage is 1981

Going downhill fast, perhaps a bad bottle. Vintage is 1981

Jun 28th, 2015
Rgayton@lakesidevfo.com

One of my go to high end wines. Regardless of the vintage the wine seems to press on through. This particular vintage was a cut above.

One of my go to high end wines. Regardless of the vintage the wine seems to press on through. This particular vintage was a cut above.

May 7th, 2015
Matthew Beckman

The 81 Ducru was WOTN in the NYE Birth Year challenge. Wonderful mature BDX aromas.

The 81 Ducru was WOTN in the NYE Birth Year challenge. Wonderful mature BDX aromas.

Jan 1st, 2015