Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.461 ratings
9.419 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
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Shay A
9.5

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

This was slow oxed for a few hours before the event. I was fortunate to try this a couple times throughout the evening. Monster stuff that is only getting better. Aromatics of dark cocoa, mocha, bayleaf, cedar, currant, underripe blackberries and raspberries. Built like a tank on the palate...big structure sporting notes of leather, herbs de Provence, grilled black cherries, plum, mulberries, graphite, and a tannic finish. If you can decant for half a day, go for it. Otherwise, hold on and enjoy the fireworks in 5-7yrs. Thanks for bringing
@Jid R .

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

This was slow oxed for a few hours before the event. I was fortunate to try this a couple times throughout the evening. Monster stuff that is only getting better. Aromatics of dark cocoa, mocha, bayleaf, cedar, currant, underripe blackberries and raspberries. Built like a tank on the palate...big structure sporting notes of leather, herbs de Provence, grilled black cherries, plum, mulberries, graphite, and a tannic finish. If you can decant for half a day, go for it. Otherwise, hold on and enjoy the fireworks in 5-7yrs. Thanks for bringing
@Jid R .

Mar 7th, 2020
David L

Hold. This will be wroth waiting for.

Hold. This will be wroth waiting for.

Dec 20th, 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
Tom Kobylarz

Surprisingly elegant for the amount of fruit and density in the nose and the palate. Medium/medium+ body...tannin are fine and seem fairly resolved where that might smooth over the edges of firmer tannin.

Surprisingly elegant for the amount of fruit and density in the nose and the palate. Medium/medium+ body...tannin are fine and seem fairly resolved where that might smooth over the edges of firmer tannin.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Rich and smooth. Beautiful mid and dark fruits.

Rich and smooth. Beautiful mid and dark fruits.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2016
John Sweeney

Amazing! In a great place, so much intensity, layered and structure. Thanks Bruno! #bordeaux #stjulien

Amazing! In a great place, so much intensity, layered and structure. Thanks Bruno! #bordeaux #stjulien

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2016
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.2

Open ready to go and in a nice spot.

Open ready to go and in a nice spot.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
Tracy Hall

Wow. Loved this!

Wow. Loved this!

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2015
Ludovic Anacleto

This is very very strong. Modern St Julien, powerhouse yet very elegant. The nose is very serious, almost 1er Grd Cru- like. I must admit that I rather have a very good dicey like this one instead of a ok Mouton.

This is very very strong. Modern St Julien, powerhouse yet very elegant. The nose is very serious, almost 1er Grd Cru- like. I must admit that I rather have a very good dicey like this one instead of a ok Mouton.

Feb 1st, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Young, gripping and dense. Hope to see again in 20 years.

Young, gripping and dense. Hope to see again in 20 years.

Nov 28th, 2014