Ducru Beaucaillou

2015 Ducru Beaucaillou Ducru Beaucaillou

  • Classification:
    2nd growth
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Saint Julien
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 1
  • Stock Location:
    France
€151
In stock (12)
Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 97 (Feb. 2018)

Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is provocatively and profoundly scented of chocolate-covered cherries, fresh black currants, crushed blueberries and licorice with touches of cigar box, roses and violets plus hints of black pepper and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, rich and sultry with tons of seductive layers and firm, wonderfully velvety tannins, it has a very long, multilayered finish.

Vinous - Score: 94+ (Jul. 2019)

The 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is maybe a little more understated than its peers; it doesn’t grab you by your lapels and demand your attention. It is attractive, but I would have liked more vigor. The medium-bodied palate presents grainy tannin, gentle grip, more freshness in the mouth than on the nose, and a pastille-like purity toward the sweet, candied finish. Lovely, but it has certainly retreated into its shell and will require extended cellaring vis-à-vis its peers. [Another bottle tasted at the château and afforded a long decanting showed better.] Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.