2009 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • NM 95

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging but my money is on the 2009. A... The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol this inky purple unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite creme de cassis blueberries violets licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru's inimitable elegance and purity it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent!
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
(WE95-97 points) Barrel sample. Big and powerful, structured, with bitter chocolate and blackberry flavors. The wine is dense, the fruit enormous. But it does manage to keep freshness.
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, February 2012
The purity of fruit is wonderful in this with plums currants and hints of fresh mushrooms. Hints of cloves too. Full-bodied with chewy creamy tannins and a bright fresh finish. Super energy and intensity. 90% Cabernet... The purity of fruit is wonderful in this with plums currants and hints of fresh mushrooms. Hints of cloves too. Full-bodied with chewy creamy tannins and a bright fresh finish. Super energy and intensity. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Better in 2018.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2013
Features plenty of flash and sizzle, with gorgeous, inviting mocha, espresso and chocolate notes up front, backed by a dense core of plum sauce, cassis, blackberry puree and blueberry reduction accents. Long, showing... Features plenty of flash and sizzle, with gorgeous, inviting mocha, espresso and chocolate notes up front, backed by a dense core of plum sauce, cassis, blackberry puree and blueberry reduction accents. Long, showing terrific polish, with a lovely lingering loam note and a buried singed apple wood edge that keeps everything driving through the finish. Best from 2016 through 2035. – JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Inky ruby. Intense mineral high notes complement aromas of cassis smoke and quinine on the deep very pure nose. Then seamless and graceful in the mouth with very smooth glossy ripe black fruit and mineral flavors lifted... Inky ruby. Intense mineral high notes complement aromas of cassis smoke and quinine on the deep very pure nose. Then seamless and graceful in the mouth with very smooth glossy ripe black fruit and mineral flavors lifted by bright harmonious acidity which confers a sense of refinement to all the plush fruit. The very long finish shows a persistent note of violet. Though this is an atypically big and creamy Ducru it manages a precise delivery of archetypical Saint-Julien flavors and refinement.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Ducru Beaucaillou ‘09 has a classy, sophisticated bouquet with blackberry, dark plum, and a hint of cassis and oyster shell. It displays fine delineation and composure. The... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Ducru Beaucaillou ‘09 has a classy, sophisticated bouquet with blackberry, dark plum, and a hint of cassis and oyster shell. It displays fine delineation and composure. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe entry. There is very good weight and structure here, a sense of symmetry and grace that is very appealing. This is one of Bruno Borie’s finest wines ...although I think the 2010 might turn out even better.
JJB 97
JJ Buckley, March 2010
85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot. An absolute blockbuster of a wine. The nose makes you practically want to dive into the glass- beautiful aromas of violets roses and wildflowers balanced by herbs and mint. Soft and... 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot. An absolute blockbuster of a wine. The nose makes you practically want to dive into the glass- beautiful aromas of violets roses and wildflowers balanced by herbs and mint. Soft and luscious on the palate the tannins are smooth silky and incredibly elegant. The fruit is rich and round on the palate and lingers on the finish for minutes. This wine may grow to reside amongst the best of the vintage.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2009

Label

Ducru-Beaucaillou is a fine, elegant, and delicious wine with a long finish - in short, an archetypal Saint-Julien. The grapes are hand-picked, and the sorting process takes place on mobile tables in the vineyard to keep the healthy grapes separate from substandard ones. Fermentation is by traditional techniques and only the best fruit is used to produce the wine.

Winery

Ducru Beaucaillou

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful large stones that characterize its unique Saint-Julien terroir. Unusual for Bordeaux, it is one of the only castles to be built directly above the barrel cellars and one of the few estates producing a ‘Grand Cru Classe’ still inhabited by its owners. The Borie family has owned this estate and has lived here for over sixty years, in the sumptuous aromas of their wine.

Rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, Ducru sits on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary. Its 75-hectare vineyard is planted 70% to Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% to Merlot with an average vine age of 35 years.

Today, the estate is managed by the company Jean Eugene Borie SA, which is owned by Mrs. Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugene.