Ducru Beaucaillou 1996

Current Market Price: £1,850.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 1996

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 1996

96

I tasted the 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou on four separate occasions from bottle in January. The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
93

Another great showing from one of the estate's finest wines of the 1990s. In fact, I think the 1996 will surpass the 1995. It has consistent aromas with the bottle last year: blackberry, smoke, tobacco with that tincture of sandalwood, whilst the palate has a svelte texture that belies the firm tannins engendered by the ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It just builds and builds in the mouth to a very refined finish that can only leave a smile on your face. Delectable. Tasted November 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012

Ducru Beaucaillou Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ducru Beaucaillou 2017 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,279.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,592.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,320.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £660.00 6x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,100.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2013 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,027.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2012 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £980.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2011 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £995.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2010 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,750.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2010 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £4,500.00 1x1800cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2009 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £2,280.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2008 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,239.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2007 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,150.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2006 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,176.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2005 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,854.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2004 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,230.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2003 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,375.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2002 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,150.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2001 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,290.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,900.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1999 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,350.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1998 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,320.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1997 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,056.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1996 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,850.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1995 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,624.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1990 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,305.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1989 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,250.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1986 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,630.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1982 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £3,200.00 12x75cl