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.

View more producers

Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1970 Ducru Beaucaillou btls DP 0 1 £210 btls 92
Red 1986 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 0 6 £150 btls 92
Red 1986 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 1 0 £1,875 cs 92
Red 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £2,000 cs 96 (RP)
Red 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,285 cs 91
Red 2000 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,970 cs 97 (NM)
Red 2001 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,250 cs 89
Red 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,510 cs 94 (RP)
Red 2004 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 0 6 £107 btls 93 (RP)
Red 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,720 cs 97 (RP)
Red 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,230 cs 95 (JS)
Red 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,130 cs 92 (NM)
Red 2008 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,265 cs 95+ (RP)
Red 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 5 0 £2,130 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2010 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,830 cs 100 (JS/JD)
Red 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,085 cs 94 (WS)
Red 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 1 0 £1,125 cs 94 (WS)
Red 2012 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,105 cs 92-94 (NM)
Red 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,040 cs 93 (NM)
Red 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 0 £1,140 cs 99 (JS)
Red 2014 Ducru Beaucaillou mags IB 1 0 £1,200 cs 99 (JS)
Red 2015 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 6 £1,280 cs 98 (AG)
Red 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 1 6 £1,496 cs 99 (JS)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 0 £1,488 cs 98 (JS/JD)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 0 6 £95 btls 98 (JS/JD)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou dmags IB 7 1 £1,605 cs 98 (JS/JD)
Red 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou imp IB 0 2 £1,035 imp 98 (JS/JD)
Red 2018 Ducru Beaucaillou btls IB 2 6 £1,728 cs 97-100 (JD)

Turn your phone to landscape mode to view the content