"The style of Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of elegance combined with the balance and fruit character one expects from St-Julien. The Léovilles can be more powerfully structured, and Gruaud-Larose occasionally richer, but Ducru-Beaucaillou leads with its finesse and length and freshness on the finish.
"These are wines that are generally slow to develop, needing a good ten years before all components are in tune..."
— James Lawther MW
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling (93)
Dark berries, iron, and hints of rust with some iodine. Full bodied, round and juicy with a solid backbone of tannins and focus. This is the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Polished. Drink in 2021.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Age of Vines||20 years|
|Vinification||21 days' fermentation in stainless-steel and concrete tanks|
|Elevage||16 months in oak barrels (45% new oak)|
|Soil Type||Deep Gunzian gravel|