Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2016

Tasting notes

"(...) the 2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou delivers a pronounced, enticing nose of baked plums, blueberry preserves, fruitcake and boysenberry with suggestions of lilacs, mocha, hoisin and exotic spices plus a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, the palate has layer upon layer of black fruit preserves and spicy nuances, matched by a very firm, grainy  (...)"

Source : Lisa Perrotti-Brown



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The vineyard, well named "des beaux caillous" (of the beautiful pebbles), lies on 50 ha of very lovely gravelly crests parallel to the Gironde.

The wine is looked after with meticulous and incessant care. Nothing is neglected to achieve the very hightest quality. Ducru-Beaucaillou is considered by many specialists to be the quintessential wine of Bordeaux, particularly of Médoc.

Production 210'000 bottles ;

Surface 75 ha ;

Plantation density 10'000 vines /ha;

Age of vines 40 years;

Second wine La Croix de Beaucaillou;

Wine variety 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot;

Best vintages 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 1996, 1982, 1961, 1947.

Data sheet

  • Color red
  • Country Bordeaux
  • Appellation Saint-Julien
  • Classement Second Growth in 1855 (Bordeaux)
  • Vintage 2016
  • Rating Robert Parker : 98+ / 100
  • Level IN
  • Peak: jusqu'en 2050
  • Size Bottle (0.75 l)

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