2013 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • JS 94
  • IWC 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
The tannin structure of this wine is firm and dense considering the vintage, giving impressive concentration that contrasts with the ripe black berry and plum fruits that are beginning to show through. The wine is... The tannin structure of this wine is firm and dense considering the vintage, giving impressive concentration that contrasts with the ripe black berry and plum fruits that are beginning to show through. The wine is already balanced, the hints of wood smoothing the fresh, bright blackcurrant flavors. Drink from 2024. — R.V.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2016
This is real wine with a tasty and rich palate with chocolate, stone and berry. Medium to full body with refined tannins and a savory texture. A wine for pleasure. Drink or hold.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2014
Full ruby-red. Complex nose melds sweet black cherry, redcurrant, baking spices, tobacco and graphite. Very fresh and suave in the mouth, showing lively, penetrating, youthfully flinty flavors of dark fruits, spices and... Full ruby-red. Complex nose melds sweet black cherry, redcurrant, baking spices, tobacco and graphite. Very fresh and suave in the mouth, showing lively, penetrating, youthfully flinty flavors of dark fruits, spices and sweet oak. Offers real old-vine intensity and length of flavor accentuated by brisk acidity. Finishes with very smooth tannins and lingering notes of dark cherry and graphite. This serious wine is both graceful and concentrated, and is one of the best-balanced 2013s. I marveled at this wine's precision and purity at every sip. (ST92-89)
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou achieved 13% natural alcohol. This beauty possesses a lot more texture than many 2013s as well as a deep ruby/purple color, a serious... A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou achieved 13% natural alcohol. This beauty possesses a lot more texture than many 2013s as well as a deep ruby/purple color, a serious mid-palate, lots of cassis and spring flower characteristics intermixed with notions of oak and forest floor, medium body, and a ripe, soft personality. It will be ideal for drinking in its first decade or more of life. - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (WA91-89)