Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2020
75cl
DP
£195.20

2020
6x75cl
DP
£1,171.22

Broking
Broking
These are wines from our broking list and have an average delivery window of 15 working days.

1989
12x75cl
DP
£1,944.00

1998
12x75cl
DP
£1,838.46

2000
12x75cl
DP
£2,552.46

2010
12x75cl
DP
£2,726.46

2016
3x1.5L
DP
£1,129.22

2019
6x75cl
DP
£1,015.22

En primeur
En Primeur
The following wines are either En Primeur or Ex-Chateau and currently abroad awaiting shipment to the UK. These wines are subject to final confirmation from the Justerini & Brooks team.

2022
6x75cl
EP
£1,122.00

2022
3x1.5L
EP
£1,132.00


Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2eme Cru Classé, St Julien

1989
1998
2000
2010
2016
2019
2020
2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
12.5 %

Notes

'Ducru's 1989 was one of the more tannic, backward wines in the blind tasting. It is cleanly made, and well-crafted, with plenty of black-raspberry and cassis fruit nicely touched by minerals and a fragrant, floral component. Medium-bodied, elegant, and well-endowed, this is a potentially outstanding wine if all the tannin melts away over the next 5-6 years. One of the least flattering 1989s to drink at present, it requires 4-5 more years of cellaring. 89/100'. - erobertparker.com

Critics score


Score:
87

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
07/2022

Notes
The 1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou has been a more consistent performer compared to the 1990 over the years. It has an open, leafy bouquet with forest floor, morels, truffle and smoke, not complex and with brettanomyces becoming evident. The palate is medium-bodied with sour cherry and quite dry tannins. There is decent body here, although there is a little hardness on the finish. It’s a Ducru-Beaucaillou that shines better at the dinner table than at a vertical tasting like this. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Ducru Beaucaillou has emerged as one of the most iconic wines from St Julien. In a commune literally bulging with celebrated estates, Ducru Beaucaillou, under the stewardship of Bruno Borie has hit the front of the pack. A true ‘Super Second’, the estate’s vineyards occupy some 215 hectares although only 75 hectares are used for Ducru. These are largely situated to the east of the D2, running almost all the way to the Gironde and some further inland towards Gruaud Larose. The soils around the chateau are dominated by Gunzian gravel and Cailloux. The estate is not all planted with vines and much of the production is used in the second label, La Croix de Beaucaillou and a separate label, Lalande-Borie. The style of the grand vin is flamboyant, polished and is built for long-term aging.

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