Colour: Inky ruby colour
Aroma: This unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake.
Palate: Full-bodied, intense, seamless and graceful in the mouth, with very smooth, glossy, ripe black fruit and mineral flavors lifted by bright harmonious acidity, which confers a sense of refinement to all the plush fruit.
Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon , 15% Merlot
Awards: 100pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 99pts – Wine Spectator; 96pts – James Suckling
This has an impressive powerful and hearty structure, with seductive floral, currant and licorice aromas and flavors, showing powerful tannins at the end. This sneaks up on you at the end. Structured and very, very powerful. The blockbuster tannins are sweet and fruit-coated. This is a classic, powerful style of Ducru. May be best yet. Wow. – James Suckling
History of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
Ducru Beaucaillou is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine producing estates in the Medoc. History dates what we know of as Ducru Beaucaillou all the back to the start of the 13th century. Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. In fact, the word Beaucaillou is translated into beautiful stones. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the “typical” Saint-Julien wine – elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The outstanding structure of these wines gives them great aging potential as well.