Ducru Beaucaillou 1995

Current Market Price: £1,635.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 1995

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 1995

94

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. It should be obvious to readers of my preliminary reports on both the 1995 and 1996 vintages that the family of Jean-Eugene Borie produced some of the greatest wines ever made at their respective chateaux - Ducru-Beaucaillou, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, and Haut-Batailley - in both 1995 and 1996. That has been confirmed once again in the bottled 1995s, and in the evolution of the powerhouse 1996s.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #115 February 1998
94

Tasted at Farr's Ducru-Beaucaillou dinner at the Ledbury. Consistent notes with a fabulous Saint Julien that is only just beginning to reach its drinking plateau. The nose is ripe and opulent with hints of wild mint that lend it a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is medium-bodied with cranberry; red cherry and cedar on the entry, a first wave of sweet fruit but then a more structured, masculine finish that is just beginning to mellow. Excellent. Tasted October 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2011

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