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 1961 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 1 0 £12,000.00 cs 96
Red 1973 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 1 0 £1,350.00 cs -
Red 1975 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 0 3 £115.00 btls 87
Red 1976 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 1 0 £1,480.00 cs 87 (NM)
Red 2000 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,950.00 cs 97 (NM)
Red 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £1,425.00 cs 94 (RP)
Red 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou (non owc) btls DP 2 0 £1,380.00 cs -
Red 2004 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,250.00 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,820.00 cs 97 (RP)
Red 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,240.00 cs 95 (JS)
Red 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,080.00 cs 92 (NM)
Red 2008 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £1,200.00 cs 95+ (RP)
Red 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £2,435.00 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 0 6 £200.00 btls 100 (RP)
Red 2010 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 3 0 £1,800.00 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2010 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £1,800.00 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 5 0 £1,010.00 cs 94 (WS)
Red 2012 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £965.00 cs 92-94 (NM)
Red 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £880.00 cs 93 (NM)
Red 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 2 0 £880.00 cs 93 (NM)
Red 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 3 0 £1,100.00 cs 99 (JS)
Red 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 0 6 £142.00 btls 96-98 (NM)
Red NV Ducru Beaucaillou Mixed Case CASE 4 IB 2.0000 0 £500.00 cs N/A

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