Ducru Beaucaillou

Background

This highly regarded St. Julien is one of Bordeaux's true aristocrats with a history of wine making heading back to the mid-fourteenth century. Given a deuxiemes cru classification in 1855, the château is rightly held in similar regard to the neighbouring Leoville estates.

The vineyards at Ducru run almost down to the Gironde, lying between those of Beychevelle to the north and Latour, in the commune of Pauillac, to the south. All told there are 215 hectares, although not all are under vine. The vines are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, with an average vine age of 40 years. The second wine of the estate is La Croix de Beaucaillou.

Standards seem to improve year on year but, in recent vintages, the 2000 and 2003 are particularly worthy of attention.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1966 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 0 4 £195 btls 87
Red 1973 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 1 0 £1,350 cs -
Red 1976 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 1 0 £1,480 cs 87 (NM)
Red 1995 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,800 cs 94 (RP)
Red 1998 Ducru Beaucaillou mags DP 0 1 £200 mags 92-94 (NM)
Red 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 0 6 £110 btls 91
Red 2000 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,950 cs 97 (NM)
Red 2002 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 2 0 £1,180 cs 89 (RP)
Red 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,460 cs 94 (RP)
Red 2004 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,250 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2004 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 0 6 £104 btls 93 (RP)
Red 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,800 cs 97 (RP)
Red 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 1 0 £1,800 cs 97 (RP)
Red 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,230 cs 95 (JS)
Red 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 2 0 £1,250 cs 95 (JS)
Red 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 2 0 £1,250 cs 95 (JS)
Red 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,150 cs 92 (NM)
Red 2008 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,170 cs 95+ (RP)
Red 2008 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 2 0 £1,120 cs 95+ (RP)
Red 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £2,375 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £2,414 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2010 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,750 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,000 cs 94 (WS)
Red 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 1 0 £1,080 cs 94 (WS)
Red 2012 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 2 0 £1,060 cs 92-94 (NM)
Red 2012 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £1,040 cs 92-94 (NM)
Red 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,050 cs 93 (NM)
Red 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 3 0 £1,100 cs 99 (JS)
Red 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 2 0 £1,200 cs 99 (JS)
Red 2015 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 4 0 £1,380 cs 98 (AG)
Red 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,630 cs 98 (AG)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 0 6 £124 btls 97-98 (JS)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou dmags IB 8 0 £1,605 cs 97-98 (JS)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou imp IB 0 2 £1,035 imp 97-98 (JS)
Red NV Ducru Beaucaillou Mixed Case CASE 4 IB 1.0000 0 £500 cs N/A

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