Ducru Beaucaillou 2005

Cult Wines Price: £1,854.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 2005

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 2005

97

The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
95

A nice, complex wine with notes of flowers, berries and leather in the nose. Full-bodied, with pure fruit that turns from light raspberry to cherry jam. This is balanced and silky, a beautiful harmony. Give this some time if you can.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, May 1st 2012
95

Tasted at Farr’s Ducru-Beaucaillou dinner at the Ledbury. Consistent notes: this is a fantastic Saint Julien that is built for the long haul. The bouquet is tightly coiled with ebullient dark fruits, sandalwood, macerated black cherries and a hint of vanilla emanating from the unresolved new oak. The palate is full-bodied with sinewy tannins, wonderful harmony with the same ethereal sense of symmetry as the 2000. The finish is still tannic and almost “brutish”; so do not think about opening this wine before 2020. Tasted October 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2011

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 £1,300.00 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 £1,017.00 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 £1,208.00 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 £1,221.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2003 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,375.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2002 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,180.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2001 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,290.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,874.00 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 £1,100.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1996 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,850.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1995 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,588.00 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