Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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96.3 sur 100 based on 10 Average rating of the Experts

Experts Reviews

97/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
96/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
19/20
Score de Gault & Millau
Gault et Millau
96/100
Score de Tim Atkin
Tim Atkin
18.5/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
97/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
18/20
Score de Bettane & Besseauve
Bettane et Desseauve
97/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
17.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
98/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

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.
97
points on 100
This wine is powerful with a smooth texture that masks dark tannins underneath. The fruit is sensual and generous with a fine, precise texture. This has so much fruit that it could be drunk young, but it certainly will age.
96
points on 100
Showy, with layers of warmed fig, roasted mesquite, black tea, incense and Turkish coffee notes, followed by waves of lush cassis, blackberry and raspberry confiture flavors. This has a graphite grounding rod, a tarry spine and riveting licorice snap details to keep it driving along. A head-turner for sure. Best from 2025 through 2045. 7,500 cases made.
97
points on 100
Aromas of oyster shell, iron and currants. Hints of iodine. Full-bodied, very tight and focused. Love the finish of sandalwood, cinnamon, violets and lavender. Wonderful tannin texture. Linear and driven.
97
points on 100
Quel éclat remarquable dans le contexte de ce millésime assez tannique dans son caractère et d'un vin ayant un niveau de cabernet sauvignon historique pour le domaine (95%), ce qui lui donne des airs d'un vin de Pauillac. Nez somptueux, précis et juteux sur la fraîcheur, avec un fruit de mûre et de violette. Un toucher de bouche pulpeux, soyeux et savoureux, avec une étoffe moelleuse impressionnante, sans la moindre aspérité, et pourtant structurée. Immense réussite.
19
points on 20
The complex array of aromatics offers cigar wrapper, wet earth, cedar wood, forest floor and dark red fruits. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, with sensuous, plush textures, density and complexity. The finish holds on for 50 seconds or so, building in intensity. This is rich, opulent and deep, with the structure to age for at least 3 decades with little effort..
98
points on 100

Description

The history of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is closely linked to that of the five families who have owned it and who have lived permanently since its construction in 1720. Ranked second in 1855 among the only 61 great red wines of Bordeaux retained in the famous prize list, it is the property of the Borie family for more than 60 years. Today, while many large Bordeaux chateaux are owned by far-flung conglomerates or often absent owners, the Borie family lives in the field on a daily basis and continues, with the loyal and passionate team that surrounds them, to mark their footprint this reputed area.




Turned towards the Gironde estuary

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, whose origins date back to the beginning of the 18th century, owes its name to the 'beautiful pebbles' that characterize its terroir and whose exceptional wine-making advantages are reflected in the finesse and elegance of the wines it offers. produce. Is the title of this terroir that Ducru-Beaucaillou is often considered the quintessence, the very archetype of the appellation contrôlée Saint-Julien. This is one of the 14 second ranked crus in the 1855 ranking which includes 62 of the 75 most beautiful wines of Bordeaux and one of the few to belong to the category of "super seconds". Château Ducru-Beaucaillou and the vineyards that surround it are perched on a magnificent Médoc site with breathtaking views of the Gironde estuary, which, with a width of 6 km here, acts as a powerful climate moderator. It is one of the only castles in the Bordeaux region that is built directly on the cellars and one of the few to be permanently occupied by its owners. For more than sixty years, Ducru-Beaucaillou has belonged to the Borie family, today incorporated into a public limited company of Monique Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugène who runs it.



Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Type of wine
    Second Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    75 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    38 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    60% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2025 and 2042
  • Wine apogee
    2033
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 75 hectares by Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. The average age of the vines is 38 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 60% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.