Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3142 ratings
9.444 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
J Gwen Berry

Wine Writer Palm Beach Post

9.5

Dried earthy, smoky goodness... Still some ripeness to the fruit, silky smooth

Dried earthy, smoky goodness... Still some ripeness to the fruit, silky smooth

5 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

This '82 was one of my epiphany wines around 15 years ago, in the midst of all the Aussie Shiraz this highlight arose, it started me down this quite interesting journey. This bottle was stored impeccably, still has a great mid-palate intensity, but it's all dried out black fruit & dark flowers now. Dried black tea & cigar leaf.

This '82 was one of my epiphany wines around 15 years ago, in the midst of all the Aussie Shiraz this highlight arose, it started me down this quite interesting journey. This bottle was stored impeccably, still has a great mid-palate intensity, but it's all dried out black fruit & dark flowers now. Dried black tea & cigar leaf.

2 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Good looking bottle with a base neck fill. Reddish tawny color. Almost opaque. Masculine nose with notes of black cherry, cola, forest floor, cedar box and a little blueberry. Fat and rich in the mouth. Silky fruit with fine grained, balanced acidity, and a great, lasting textured finish. If tasting blind I would guess this to be a younger mid-90s wine. Great now but I think it will be interesting to watch as it gets more complex with another decade of age.

Good looking bottle with a base neck fill. Reddish tawny color. Almost opaque. Masculine nose with notes of black cherry, cola, forest floor, cedar box and a little blueberry. Fat and rich in the mouth. Silky fruit with fine grained, balanced acidity, and a great, lasting textured finish. If tasting blind I would guess this to be a younger mid-90s wine. Great now but I think it will be interesting to watch as it gets more complex with another decade of age.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2018
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Like the '82 Gruaud, the nose isn't there. Palate is fantastic though. Textured, long, powerful. Dark fruit, pretty spice.

Like the '82 Gruaud, the nose isn't there. Palate is fantastic though. Textured, long, powerful. Dark fruit, pretty spice.

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2016
John Grochau

Youthful

Youthful

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Marty Winters

Upstaged by the 1959 unfortunately, but still an incredible wine.

Upstaged by the 1959 unfortunately, but still an incredible wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2015
Josh Orr

Still some fruit present but with a wicked delicious mineral character. #bordeaux #stjulien #cabernet

Still some fruit present but with a wicked delicious mineral character. #bordeaux #stjulien #cabernet

Apr 29th, 2015
Paul Costigan

Founder Courtier Wines

9.1

1982: A triumph. Fresh, well cellar example. Wish I saw this around more often. Ripe and welcoming.

1982: A triumph. Fresh, well cellar example. Wish I saw this around more often. Ripe and welcoming.

Mar 29th, 2015
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.6

O M G!

O M G!

Feb 18th, 2015
Ludovic Anacleto

Tight. Needs lots of time. This '82 vintage is closed as a coffin. Inked, deep color, firm tannins and massive nose. Will outlive me for sure.

Tight. Needs lots of time. This '82 vintage is closed as a coffin. Inked, deep color, firm tannins and massive nose. Will outlive me for sure.

Feb 3rd, 2015