Ducru Beaucaillou 2012

Current Market Price: £1,060.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 2012

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 2012

93

A very clean and pretty Ducru with fine tannins and a mineral floral character. Full body, yet racy and delicious. Pure and very elegant. Juicy and enticing.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
92-94

The Grand Vin is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot, delivering 13% alcohol and a pH of 3.68 (IPT of 70.) The Merlot was picked between 3rd and 5th October and the Cabernet Sauvignon between 6th and 10th October. It is being aged in 95% new oak for 18 months. It has a very pure bouquet with small black cherries, blackcurrant with a pleasing mineral component and fine delineation. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins. It is not a powerful Ducru but there is good degree of finesse and freshness thanks to the earlier picked grapes, plus there is a pleasant spice/black pepper note right on the finish. This is one of the finest Saint Julien wines. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
90-92

The color is a healthy deep ruby/purple and the wine smells beautiful, exhibiting lots of floral, creme de cassis, licorice and graphite notes. Medium-bodied but slightly deficient in the mid-palate at present, it picks up speed and finishes with serious authority and power. This 2012 should be outstanding, but it is difficult to favorably compare the 2012 to the prodigious wines produced at Ducru in 2009 and 2010. The 2012 will require 4-6 years of cellaring and should drink well for 15-20 years. The charismatic Bruno Borie has produced a 2012 Ducru Beaucaillou made from 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot (about 50% of the total production). The harvest began right after the deluge that occurred the weekend of October 7, 8 and 9. A lot of dry tannins were present the day I tasted this wine, but I think they will soften and become manageable as the wine continues its upbringing in barrel for another 12-14 months.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206

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