147 Ratings
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien

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Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) An outstanding effort from proprietor Bruno Borie, the 2007 Ducru exhibits black currant fruit, licorice, lead pencil shaving, and wood spice characteristics along with medium to full body, a velvety mouthfeel, and outstanding density as well as richness.

(2007 Vintage) This beautifully poised Ducru is as modern and seductively fruity as ever butdisplays a purer more intellectual edge in 2007 that reveals the estate'senormous potential. Ruthless work in the vineyard was the key to Ducru'ssuccess, with extensive green and pink harvesting throughout the year. Madefrom far more Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) than usual, its enticing nose of blackcherries, eucalyptus and mocha is followed by exuberant, fresh, brambly spice,rich raspberries, vanilla and cedar all wrapped in a lovely polished structure.This is a classy, impeccably balanced Ducru read more...well worthy of its gloriousheritage. (hide)

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  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2008) - 89-92
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Good deep ruby-red. Wonderfully sweet, aromatic nose combines currant, chocolate and cedary oak. Fat, lush and silky, with atypical volume to the flavors of plum, tobacco and chocolate. Wonderfully supple, plump wine with layers of flavor, thoroughly sweet tannins and compelling aromatic persistence. Today the wine's substantial baby fat is masking its impressive underlying power. According to Borie, this 2005 combines the best traits of the chateau's 2003 and 2000.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) Bright dark ruby. Knockout perfumed nose of great purity: cassis, violet, minerals and bitter chocolate. A penetrating wine of outstanding vinosity and verve; offers great tensile strength. Youthfully tight, classic claret whose extremely long finish features very fine tannins. I'm not convinced Ducru has made a wine in recent vintages to equal its '95 and '96 releases. Drink 2005 through 2025.