Ducru Beaucaillou 2017

Current Market Price: £1,279.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 2017

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 2017

97-98

Holy.... This is so powerful and dense with amazing depth of fruit and beautifully ripe tannins tannins. Full body, layers of fruit and tannins. It’s has a long finish but then kicks off at the end. Remains classic in style.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
95-97

There was no frost at Ducru-Beaucaillou in 2017 due to its proximity to the estuary. This barrel sample comes from the final blend, which was made in early 2018. Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2017 Ducru-Beaucaillou is intensely scented of blackcurrant cordial, blackberries and lavender with hints of crushed rocks, iron ore, rose hips and Provence herbs plus touches of wood smoke and sandalwood. Medium-bodied, very firm and grainy in the mouth, it possesses lovely freshness, lifting the intense flavors, finishing long and minerally. Sporting an incredible core of muscular mid-palate fruit, this wine should age incredibly.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
93-96

The 2017 Ducru-Beaucaillou is distinctly sleek and polished, with a real air of sensuality. Finessed and racy to the core, the 2017 is all about elegance rather than the power that informed both the 2015 and 2016. Red-toned fruit, plush texture and silky tannins all contribute to the wine's restrained feel. A host of floral notes add brightness as the wine opens up in the glass. There is so much to like in the 2017. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
93-96

This has a warm and inviting feel, with mocha, Christmas pudding and blackberry and plum compote aromas and flavors flowing through atop fleshy, velvety structure. There’s a graphite edge along with some alluring spice accents, and this stays polished and lengthy in the end.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
93-95

The 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou was picked from 18 to 23 September for the Merlot, and from 25 to 30 September for the Cabernets. It is matured in 100% new oak over 18 months. It offers copious black fruit, violets, bay leaf and Asian spice notes on the nose that gathers momentum in the glass after a deceptively understated opening. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, the oak nicely integrated, not quite as harmonious as the 2016 but then again, few 2017s are. There is a rigid structure to this Ducru Beaucaillou underneath the carapace of ripe black fruit with touches of tobacco and spice lingering on the aftertaste. It is probably going to require more cellar age than many of its peers but it will be worth the wait.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '40

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