Benchmark Wines By
Ducru Beaucaillou

$249.00

Ducru Beaucaillou 1995

1 Pre-Arrival 750ml
OWC
WS 95
WA 94
To request a 12 pack OWC, please inquire.
Browse All Wines

Tasting Notes

WS95

Subtle yet aromatic character of Indian spices, currants and dried cherries. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wonderful texture. Classy and structured. Long. This was wine of the year in 1998;…

WA94

This wine is of first-growth quality, not only from an intellectual perspective, but in its hedonistic characteristics. More open-knit and accessible than the extraordinary 1996, Ducru`s 1995 exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of blueberry and black raspberry/cassis fruit intertwined with minerals, flowers, and subtle toasty new oak. Like its younger sibling, the wine possesses a sweet, rich mid-palate (from extract and ripeness, not sugar), layers of flavor, good delineation and grip, but generally unobtrusive tannin and acidity. It is a classic, compelling example of Ducru-Beaucaillou that should not be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025.


Other wines you may like

Cos d`Estournel 2004

5 In-Stock 750ml
WSM 92
WS 94
WA 92
$202.00

Leoville Barton 2004

36 Pre-Arrival 750ml
WE 94
WA+ 92
WA 92
$154.00

Leoville Barton 2004

1 In-Stock 750ml
WE 94
WA+ 92
WA 92
$154.00

Leoville Las Cases 1998

13 In-Stock 750ml
WA 93
$283.00

Leoville Las Cases 1998

3 In-Stock 750ml
WA 93
$311.00
Ducru Beaucaillou brand image

The Winery

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou traces its roots back to the beginning of the 13th century, making it one of the oldest in Saint Julien. The stone-laden vineyard of Ducru Beaucaillou is planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, and the average vine age is 38 years old. They produce two Bordelais wines, the Ducru-Beaucaillou and its little brother, La Croix de Beaucailliou. The accolades are always high (2009 vintage received 100 points from Robert Parker), but what is truly important here is value. In 2006 when the wine was deemed ‘best St. Julien of the year’, proprietor Bruno Borie dropped the price almost 17% making it fly off the rack faster than before (if that was even possible). Perhaps put best by Stephen Browett of Farr Vintners ‘By being cheaper, and with equal or better scores, Ducru has rather trumped Cos this year.’ Commended across the board, vintage to vintage, Ducru-Beaucaillou embodies pedigree, caliber, and value and is the poster child of excellence and over-delivery in St. Julien. Vintages to look out for: 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005.

www.chateau-ducru-beaucaillou.com



Rare Wines, Serious Collectors

As the #1 back-vintage retailer in the US, Benchmark Wine Group prides itself on being a trusted source for the greatest wines in the world. Their unparalleled market knowledge and exceptional service have come together to provide the most accessible cellar of rare and sought-after wines with a guarantee.