Ducru Beaucaillou 2015

Cult Wines Price: £660.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 2015

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 2015

96

Containing the highest ever percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon at Ducru, this is a wine of structure and impressive energy that was aged in 100% new oak. Rich, dense and complex, it’s gutsy and profound, with polished tannins, blackberry and blackcurrant sweetness and a long, tapering finish. Drink: 2025-40

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
95-96

A dense and compressed red with loads of blackberry and blueberry character. Fresh wet vineyard soil. Some mushroom too. Full and very tannic yet polished and very refined. Super balance and depth.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-96

The 2015 Ducru Beaucaillou is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, picked from around 28 September to 6 October. Matured in 100% new oak for what will be 18 months, delivering 13.5% alcohol, it has a relatively opulent bouquet for Saint Julien, with ripe black plum mixed with blackberry and cranberry, very well defined and neatly interwoven with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly savory opening, gently but insistently gripping the mouth. It feels dense and structured with a subtle marine-like note towards the linear, black olive-tinged finish. Bruno Borie has a 2015 with backbone, with longevity in mind. I suspect this will require a decade for the tannins to soften and continue the purple patch for this grand estate.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
17.5

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. IPT 75, pH 3.89, 35 hl/ha. Highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon ever. 100% new oak. From 2003 the wine has been aged for 18 months in barrel. Very deep. Lifted and fresh. Very correct and unforced. Very sweet. Only just not too sweet… Transparent. Very expressive. Lively and fresh but a bit sinewy.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com
N/A

Robert Parker Jr

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 £1,239.00 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 £1,100.00 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