Ducru Beaucaillou 1986

Current Market Price: £1,580.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 1986

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 1986

90+

At 16 years of age, this wine continues to taste more like a 5 to7-year-old Bordeaux. The color is a handsome dark ruby with just a bit of pink at the edge. The wine exhibits sweet red and black currant fruit intermixed with wet stones, spice, and flowers. Medium-bodied and still moderately tannic, but very concentrated, this firmly structured, slightly austere wine has tremendous upside to it. By the way, this was the first vintage where I began to notice on some bottles the wet cement/damp cardboard aromas that were far more increasingly evident in the subsequent vintages, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Interestingly, the last five times I have tasted the 1986 Ducru-Beaucaillou, they were totally pristine bottles. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030. Last tasted, 5/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
90

The 1986 Ducru can be variable due to the infection in the cellar at the time. This was a good bottle that is ageing well. The nose displays fine intensity with dark plum, blackberry, graphite and just that touch of oyster shell with well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, missing the delineation of a top-flight Ducru but jam-packed with ripe black fruits towards the long finish. It just misses the precision of today's wines, but is still a delicious Saint Julien. Tasted November 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012

Ducru Beaucaillou Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ducru Beaucaillou 2018 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,720.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2017 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,293.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,508.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,346.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,075.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2013 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £950.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2012 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,060.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2011 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,050.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2010 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,750.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2009 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £2,350.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2008 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,250.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2007 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,100.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2006 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,180.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2005 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,750.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2004 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,173.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2003 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,400.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2002 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,123.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2001 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,200.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,900.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1999 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,280.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1998 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,350.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1997 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,008.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1996 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,880.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1995 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,635.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1990 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,470.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1989 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,400.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1986 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,580.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1982 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £3,442.00 12x75cl