Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou   Ducru Beaucaillou

2019 Ducru Beaucaillou

By Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

2019 Ducru Beaucaillou from Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, St-Julien, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux's esteemed vinous offerings, the 2019 Ducru Beaucaillou from Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou emerges as a stellar exemplar of St-Julien's finest craftsmanship. This vintage has been greeted with fervent anticipation by connoisseurs and wine investment enthusiasts alike, its pedigree undeniable, its potential vast.

 

Unveiling a St-Julien Star

A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot defines the structured yet supple nature of the 2019 release. The season graced the region with ideal, well-balanced climatic conditions—a moderate winter followed by a warm summer and eventually, a dry autumn—providing a superb backbone for maturation and complexity. The resulting wine is imbued with depth and elegance; it showcases why many are keen to add it to their investment portfolios.

 

A Vintage Distinct in Character and Prospect

Showcasing remarkable poise, the 2019 Ducru Beaucaillou carries a resplendent array of aromas - dark cherries and cassis intertwined with subtle hues of violets and graphite. The palate reveals itself with an aristocratic structure; taut tannins woven effortlessly amidst layers of dark fruit all supported by an impeccable oak integration.

This vintage confidently epitomizes the exceptional terroir of St-Julien, manifesting an extraordinary balance between power and finesse—a testament to both a benevolent nature and masterful viniculture. Its cellaring potential appears most promising, suggesting that patience will unveil further intricacies over time.

 

A Confluence of Artistry and Investability

The 2019 Ducru Beaucaillou stands not only as an artful creation but also as a wise addition to any diversified wine investment portfolio. Ample evidence suggests that this vintage holds significant promise for maturation, poised to evolve elegantly into an even more captivating expression of its esteemed origin. With the elements of exceptional quality and investment allure seamlessly aligned in this offering from Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, the 2019 vintage garners my sincerest endorsement for collectors seeking both sensory pleasure and financial prudence.

Current market price

$2,760.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

91.67

Scores and tasting notes

97-100

This year the blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The alcohol weighed in at 14.2%, while the pH is 3.8 and the IPT is 88. It will mature for 18 months in French oak barrels, 100% new. Opaque purple-black in color, the 2019 Ducru-Beaucaillou explodes from the glass with bombastic notes of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and plum preserves plus hints of candied violets, dark chocolate, licorice, wild fungi, crushed rocks and tilled soil with a touch of mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly wound coil poised to spring out with layer upon layer of minerals, rich black fruits and floral notes, framed by very firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and electric freshness, finishing long and incredibly layered. WOW!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

Vintage performance