Ducru Beaucaillou 2018

Current Market Price: £1,720.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Ducru Beaucaillou, 2018

Tasting Notes Ducru Beaucaillou 2018

98-99

This is so layered and beautiful with incredible tannin quality. Full-bodied with a caressing texture that reminds me of the finest cashmere. So layered. You want to swallow this. Brings a smile to the face. Wow. So well crafted.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
97-99

The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, to be aged 18 months in 100% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.7, 14.5% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 95. Very deep purple-black in color, it prances out of the glass with flamboyant, showy scents of cinnamon stick, wilted roses, star anise, fallen leaves and Ceylon tea with a core of blackcurrant cordial, black cherry compote, violets, chocolate mint and espresso plus a waft of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, opulent and decadently fruited with layer upon layer of black/blue fruit and floral nuances, it has an exquisitely ripe, fine-grained frame and fantastic freshness supporting the multifaceted, beguiling fruit, finishing with tons of fragrant flowers and mineral sparks. At once beautifully elegant and wonderfully bold. About 7,000 cases of the grand vin will be produced, really focusing on the area around the estate.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
97

Extremely complex, this is tight and holds on with an initial austerity. The plentiful tannins layer up right through the palate, but they are sandwiched by gorgeous blackberry and cassis fruits. There's an inkiness and a spice box feel here, with notes of dried herbs, black olive tapenade and graphite, all generously present. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more the flesh of the fruit takes precedence and yet the wine manages to also convey a St-Julien classicism. This has all the elements to age exceptionally well, and to give great pleasure along the way. Harvested 19 September to 10 October. 3.7pH. 95IPT. 100% new oak.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
96-99

Another rock 'em sock 'em St.-Julien here, brimming with nearly exotic blackberry, plum, blueberry and açaí berry reduction notes, bristling with brambly energy and racing through a graphite-edged finish. Shows gorgeous perfume throughout, despite the fairly obvious level of concentration.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
95-98

The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of pure and total sensual beauty. Layers of intense fruit nearly cover the massive tannins that lurk beneath. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, lavender and rose petals all grace a sublime Ducru that is long on class and character. In most recent vintages, Ducru has been a tannic behemoth, but the 2018 is remarkably silky, sumptuous and nuanced. In 2018, Ducru is not an obvious wine, but it is exceptionally beautiful. The 2018 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. New oak is 100%. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

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 £1,302.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,478.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,350.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,075.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2013 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £970.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2012 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,050.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2011 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,080.00 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 £1,229.00 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 £1,180.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2003 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,420.00 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 £1,850.00 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 £1,056.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1996 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £2,000.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1995 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,692.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1990 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,470.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1989 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,368.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1986 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £1,560.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1982 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou £3,563.00 12x75cl