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Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Format Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 1961 Ducru Beaucaillou

5 Bottle 75cl £895£815
  • Rating 96, Drink Date 2016 - 2036
    The 1961 Ducru Beaucaillou has long been an impressive Saint Julien and here served blind from a bottle purchased directly from the château, I have no cause to change that view. This was broodier and more introspective on the nose compared to several others that I have tasted in recent years. Black fruit, black teak and black truffle. However, there is wonderful definition and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, good body and depth, a little sinew remaining after all these years and therefore, not the most finessed 1961 you can find. However, the substance and persistence in the mouth are very impressive, that long tail of tobacco-tinged black fruit suggesting that it will continue to give pleasure for 20 years easily. Tasted September 2016. 

    Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue Date 28th Oct 2016 Source 227, The Wine Advocate

     

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 6 75cl £875
  • Score: 96 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

    I tasted the 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou on four separate occasions from bottle in January. The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.

    Score: 96 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

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96
Red Bordeaux 1998 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,250
  • Score: 91+ Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

    Score: 91+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

    Score: 90/92+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

    Score: 88/90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

    A brilliant return to form here resulted in one of the greatest wines of the vintage in both 1995 and 1996. Obviously the 1998 cannot match those two great wines for power and depth but it is a good very classy wine and could be up to 50% cheaper.

     

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,250
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    $70

    Drink Date

    2004 - 2018

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2002

    Source

    140, The Wine Advocate

    The deep purple-colored 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou, which represents 60% of the crop, offers aromas of crushed stones, raspberry liqueur, and black currants. This sweet, pure, and harmonious wine possesses elegance, finesse, and multiple nuances rather than power, concentration, and structure. This is Bordeaux at its finest. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2001 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,200
89
Red Bordeaux 2002 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,090
  • Rating:

    89

    Price ($)

    $47

    Drink Date

    2005 - 2020

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    29th Apr 2005

    Source

    158, The Wine Advocate

    It is good to see this wine showing much better from bottle than it did from barrel, where it had a certain leanness and herbaceousness. There is still a hint of dried herbs in the classy nose of red and black currants, cedar wood, and spice box. The wine has a deep ruby/purple-tinged color, excellent density, and medium body in an elegant style with a hint of road tar and sweet fruit. It should drink well young but age nicely for 12-15 years. Make no mistake about it, it has nowhere near the size, dimension, power, and intensity of the 2003. Of course, this estate is now being run by Bruno Borie, the eldest son of the late Jean-Eugene Borie. He replaced his younger brother, Xavier Borie, who remains fully responsible for Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Haut-Batailley.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,490
  • A hot, dry summer resulted in a tiny production of under 10,000 cases of 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou from yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare. This beauty boasts a deep plum/ruby/purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge. Aromas of licorice, creme de cassis, incense and spring flowers are followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine with loads of fruit and glycerin as well as a plush texture. It is just entering its plateau of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years.

     

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2004 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,190
  • One can’t say enough about the efforts Bruno Borie is pouring into this wonderful estate that I have often called the “Lafite Rothschild of St.-Julien.” An undeniable success, the 2004 Ducru boasts sweet aromas of creme de cassis, spring flowers, pain grille, licorice, and road tar. This pure, medium-bodied wine possesses moderately high tannin, superb concentration, good sweetness, and low acidity. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years. Also tasted: 2004 Croix de Beaucaillou (88; $25.00)

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,680
  • The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050.

    Score: 97

Tasting Notes
97
Red Bordeaux 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 12 75cl £1,180
  • ROBERT PARKER

    This classic, backward, tannic St.-Julien is made in the style of the 1996 and 1986. The 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet perfume of graphite, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, and subtle toasty oak. Despite their prominent place in the wine’s structure, the sweetness of the tannins and the full-bodied, muscular style suggest exceptional patience will be required. This is a big, substantial, meaty, masculine wine built for considerable longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Wine Advocate.February, 2009

    95

    WINE SPECTATOR

    Very perfumed and beautiful, showing blackberry and raspberry aromas, with hints of vanilla. Deep and complex. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Excellent for the vintage. Best after 2015. -James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 6 75cl £530
  • The 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou has a generous red cherry and wild strawberry bouquet armed with very good fruit concentration. The palate is medium-bodied, fleshy in the mouth with slightly lower acidity than its peers. Harmonious and velvety smooth, there is a fair amount of new oak here, but it is very well integrated with a caressing finish. It still has that Burgundian flair. This is excellent considering the growing season. Tasted March 2015.

    Score: 92

    Neal Martin, robertparker.com Maturity: 2015-2030

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2015 Ducru Beaucaillou

1 Case 6 75cl £675
98
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