Ducru Beaucaillou 2008

Cult Wines Price: £1,239.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 2008

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 2008

95+

One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
94

Wow. This is really impressive for the vintage, with a solid core of raspberry, currants and spices. Full and round, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Superb winemaking for the vintage. Try after 2013.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010
93+

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Two bottles were tasted of the Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2008. The first had an attractive, almost Margaux-like bouquet with very well integrated new oak and the second exhibiting a more red-fruit aromatic profile. The palate is rich and opulent with copious cedar-infused dark berry fruit, very focused and refined, albeit embellished with a finish ever-so slightly overdone, at least at this early juncture. I found myself offering parsimonious score, but with the pedigree of the estate I think this will age with style. For now I would head for the La Croix de Beaucaillou to see what the Grand Vin decides to do. Tasted January 2012.

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