Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is 2ème Grand Cru Classé property in Saint Julien on Bordeaux’s Left Bank. The word “Beaucaillou” translates as "beautiful stones" because of the large pebbles which cover the soils of the estate. This property can trace its roots back to the C13th, making it one of Bordeaux’s most historic estates.

 

Bertrand Ducru purchased the estate in 1795. He added his name to the winery which quickly earned fame under the name of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. Successful Bordeaux wine merchant Francis Borie acquired the estate in 1941 (there is hope for us all!). Since 2003, Bruno Borie has been the proprietor and he is firmly in charge of everything that takes place here. Bruno is largely responsible for the recent stratospheric rise of this estate.

 

The 75 hectare Saint Julien vineyard is planted with a neatly proportioned 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, Bruno’s arrival was swiftly followed by a ruthless yet necessary reduction in yields, resulting in production dropping from 13,000 cases to 9,000 cases in his first vintage (2003) alone. The relentless quest to elevate what was already one of the region’s great wines to amongst the very best hasn’t ceased some 17 years later.

 

All manner of non-intrusive technology is employed at Ducru-Beaucaillou, from GPS and electrode growth-tracking to the introduction of laser-based sorting tables in the winery. All plots are, as is the case with most of the serious Bordeaux producers, vinified separately according to the fruit’s very individual needs. Aged almost entirely (90%+) in new oak, it is a testament to both the prowess of the Ducru team, aided by revered consultant Eric Boissenot, as well as the transcendent terroir that this wine remains so restrained, polished, pure and ultimately elegant.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Croix de Beaucaillou 2017 (12x75cl)
HK$4,210.00
2017

Croix de Beaucaillou 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

A clear step up in richness, polish and texture. 80% new oak at this point. In these kind of vintages though, it is noteworthy that you have to climb this high to really be assured of getting a bottle that impresses and that lives up to the expectations of the appellation and château. Lovely damson fruits here. Will be ready to drink earlier than the monumental 2016, but you are getting a slick, well defined wine with plenty of great fruit. There is an austerity at this point, in that you feel the tannins closing in towards the finish, but this is the one I would happily recommend.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$4,210.00
Croix de Beaucaillou 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$2,440.00
2017

Croix de Beaucaillou 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

A clear step up in richness, polish and texture. 80% new oak at this point. In these kind of vintages though, it is noteworthy that you have to climb this high to really be assured of getting a bottle that impresses and that lives up to the expectations of the appellation and château. Lovely damson fruits here. Will be ready to drink earlier than the monumental 2016, but you are getting a slick, well defined wine with plenty of great fruit. There is an austerity at this point, in that you feel the tannins closing in towards the finish, but this is the one I would happily recommend.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$2,440.00
Croix de Beaucaillou 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$2,505.00
2018

Croix de Beaucaillou 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

The 2018 Croix has an IPT of 96 that comes from the unusually small size and thick skins of the Merlots, Cabernets and Petit Verdots. It's a huge wine filled with deep, vivid and intense pencil lead, cassis and sweet black cherry, with a silky texture. It's aged in 70% new oak but this is already well integrated, and the wine is wonderfully stretched out through the palate. An impressive La Croix. 3.75pH.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 93 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$2,505.00
Croix de Beaucaillou 2019 (12x75cl)
HK$3,870.00
2019

Croix de Beaucaillou 2019 (12x75cl)

Vinous (94-96)

The 2019 La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou is endowed with a gorgeous, quite sumptuous bouquet loaded with black plum, tobacco, smoke and Earl Grey aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pliant tannin, harmonious and velvety in texture, gradually building towards a detailed and mineral-driven finish. Maybe less opulent than the 2018 by comparison, yet a Deuxième Vin full of breeding.
In Stock in France

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$3,870.00
Croix de Beaucaillou 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$2,152.00
2019

Croix de Beaucaillou 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94-96)

The 2019 La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou is endowed with a gorgeous, quite sumptuous bouquet loaded with black plum, tobacco, smoke and Earl Grey aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pliant tannin, harmonious and velvety in texture, gradually building towards a detailed and mineral-driven finish. Maybe less opulent than the 2018 by comparison, yet a Deuxième Vin full of breeding.
Estimated Arrival to France:
12-14 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,152.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 1957 (1x75cl)
HK$2,975.00
1957

Ducru-Beaucaillou 1957 (1x75cl)
provenance private cellar as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - HK$2,975.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 1982 (12x75cl)
HK$45,390.00
1982

Ducru-Beaucaillou 1982 (12x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

One of the recently released bottles from Ducru Beaucaillou, which you can tell, as it sports the modern design, was about as good a bottle of 82 Ducru as you are ever going to have. Full-bodied, elegant, rich, multi-layered, and multi-faceted, the tobacco, cedar, currant, and wet forest profile on the nose was great. But the layers of ripe, lush, rich fruits with their silky, refined tannins stole the show. Popped and poured, perhaps 30 minutes or so would have improved the experience, but as the wine developed in the glass, we were more than happy.
As per photos ,1876947 - Woodworm, Damaged cap Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description HK$45,390.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 1983 (12x75cl)
HK$15,280.00
1983

Ducru-Beaucaillou 1983 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (86)

In decline, the 1983 Ducru-Beaucaillou is showing notes of asphalt, earth, compost, and peppery, herb-tinged black fruits. The aromas in the attack exhibit good complexity, but then the wine becomes attenuated, even desiccated in the finish. The wine is medium-bodied and needs to be drunk up. Anticipated maturity: Now-2006. Last tasted, 5/02.
as per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 86 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$15,280.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 1985 (12x75cl)
HK$19,705.00
1985

Ducru-Beaucaillou 1985 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

Lean and silky with amazingly intense, ripe plum and cassis fruit, a hint of mint and cedar, beguilingly complex and rich, yet still delicate, almost sweet as it echoes the fruit and cedar on the finish.
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$19,705.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 1989 (5x75cl)
HK$7,745.00
1989

Ducru-Beaucaillou 1989 (5x75cl)

Wine Spectator (92)

Delivers lots of tanned leather and spices, with very ripe fruit, from dried strawberry to raisin, turning to jam. Full-bodied, offering a very fresh palate of exotic fruit, currant and raisin as well as silky and polished tannins. So long and beautiful. Why wait? But it has a long life ahead. There is a lot of bottle variation in this wine due to TCA issues, but this is a beauty.¿'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. -JS
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$7,745.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2003 (12x75cl)
HK$19,675.00
2003

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

A hot, dry summer resulted in a tiny production of under 10,000 cases of 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou from yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare. This beauty boasts a deep plum/ruby/purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge. Aromas of licorice, creme de cassis, incense and spring flowers are followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine with loads of fruit and glycerin as well as a plush texture. It is just entering its plateau of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$19,675.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2006 (12x75cl)
HK$16,590.00
2006

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

Tasted at the château, the 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou has a precocious bouquet for the vintage: opulent ripe dark cherry, red plum and cassis fruit, mint and hints of vanilla pod. It is very well defined and very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet opening, plenty of dark cherry and blackberry, Hoisin, a touch of cedar and again mint. There is fine depth here, surprisingly young with a dense, slightly tarry finish that suggests another 2-3 years will be appropriate.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$16,590.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008 (12x75cl)
HK$17,310.00
2008

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95+)

One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 12 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description HK$17,310.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008 (6x75cl)
HK$9,795.00
2008

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95+)

One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description HK$9,795.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009 (12x75cl)
HK$29,605.00
2009

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 100 (RP) Read Review/Description HK$29,605.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009 (6x75cl)
HK$15,905.00
2009

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (RP) Read Review/Description HK$15,905.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010 (12x75cl)
HK$26,685.00
2010

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

I can't believe the precision and complexity in this wine. This is really amazing with minerals, berries, currants and blackberries. Full and extraordinary. It goes on and on and on. Tasted twice. Best ever from Ducru.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$26,685.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2015 (12x75cl)
HK$22,650.00
2015

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2015 (12x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (98)

The 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is phenomenally great. Inky, powerful and explosive, the 2015 pulses with energy in all of its dimensions. Creme de cassis, blackberry jam, graphite, smoke, leather and incense, along with the wine's muscular tannins, convey an impression of brooding intensity. The 2015 has been nothing short of sensational on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Readers should be prepared to be patient. Don't miss it!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$22,650.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$14,460.00
2015

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2015 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (98)

The 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is phenomenally great. Inky, powerful and explosive, the 2015 pulses with energy in all of its dimensions. Creme de cassis, blackberry jam, graphite, smoke, leather and incense, along with the wine's muscular tannins, convey an impression of brooding intensity. The 2015 has been nothing short of sensational on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Readers should be prepared to be patient. Don't miss it!
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$14,460.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$11,695.00
2016

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Reminding me of the 2010 with its incredible stature and class (as opposed to the more opulently styled 2009), the 2016 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a legendary wine from the genius of Bruno Borie, who has managed this estate brilliantly since he arrived in 2003. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot brought up all in new oak, the 2016 has a mammoth bouquet of crème de cassis, espresso, camphor, crushed violets, toasty oak, and graphite. Full-bodied, concentrated, and backward on the palate, it nevertheless has perfectly integrated acidity and building tannins, a concentrated, layered texture, off-the-charts purity of fruit, and a finish that won't quit. Give this powerful, concentrated wine a solid 7-8 years of bottle age and enjoy it over the following 50 years or more.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-6 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$11,695.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$9,700.00
2018

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

The grand vin of this terrific estate, the 2018 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is based on 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that will spend 18 months in new barrels. It’s as classy as they come, boasting a deep purple/blue color as well as awesome notes of pure crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, crushed rock-like minerality, and violets. Haute couture at its finest, with full-bodied richness, building structure and tannins, and remarkable purity, it’s certainly in the same ballpark as the magical 2016. It will be approachable in just 4-5 years yet keep for 40+.
In Stock in France

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$9,700.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$12,000.00
2019

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

A very powerful Ducru with intense tannins and backbone, showing blue fruit, black tea and tobacco. Full-bodied with impressive structure and so much tannin. It goes on for minutes. Very traditional. Owner Bruno Borie said it is a wine to last forever and I have to agree. 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
12-14 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$12,000.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020 (1x300cl)
HK$6,910.49
2020

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Really perfumed and complex with blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Gorgeous cabernet sauvignon character. Full-bodied with really fine, polished tannins. Superb length and intensity. Very compact and seamless. Ethereal. Just goes on and on.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$6,910.49
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020 (6x75cl)
HK$11,188.00
2020

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Really perfumed and complex with blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Gorgeous cabernet sauvignon character. Full-bodied with really fine, polished tannins. Superb length and intensity. Very compact and seamless. Ethereal. Just goes on and on.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$11,188.00
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2012 (6x150cl)
HK$4,770.00
2012

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2012 (6x150cl)

Wine Enthusiast (93)

Effectively a wine with its own dedicated portion of the Ducru Beaucaillou vineyard, this is structured and firm. It's concentrated with dark plum fruits and full of powerful tannins that go right through from start to finish. It certainly needs to age, so don't drink before 2022.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 93 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$4,770.00

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