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2018 Ducru Beaucaillou

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2018
Appellation: St Julien
97-100 (JD)
The vineyards at Ducru run almost down to the Gironde, lying between those of Beychevelle to the north and Latour, in the commune of Pauillac, to the south.This highly regarded St. Julien is one of Bordeaux's true aristocrats with a history of wine making heading back to the mid-fourteenth century. Given a deuxiemes cru classification in 1855, the château is rightly held in similar regard to the neighbouring Leoville estates. However it is the modern era (post 1990 and particularly in the 2000s and onwards) that is really becoming the defining period for Ducru Beaucaillou. Since 2008, it carries an average Wine Advocate score of 95+, a sure sign that this is a winegrower at the very top of his game. Compound this reputed estate with its flamboyant, charismatic estate manager Bruno Borie and you have a winning partnership. Packing bundles of passion into each vintage Robert Parker comments that “Bruno Borie has done a remarkable job at Ducru Beaucaillou…if you haven't noticed yet, it's time to jump on the bandwagon.

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2018 Ducru Beaucaillou

97-100 (JD)
From £1,600 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2018 Ducru Beaucaillou

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Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
97-100 (JD)
BTL
0
3
0
0
£800
6
IMP
0
0
0
13
£1,175
1
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£976.07
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2018 Ducru Beaucaillou

97-100 (JD)
From £1,600 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2018 Ducru Beaucaillou

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
97-100 (JD)
BTL
0
3
0
0
£800
6
IMP
0
0
0
13
£1,175
1
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
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YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£1,500.00
Maximum 3 case(s)
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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In stock
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£750.00
Maximum 6 case(s)
You buy
£800.00
3 Case(s) Available
BIX Broking
BIX indicates the wine is being sourced from a private collection stored with Bordeaux Index. You can buy with confidence and the purchase process is the same as for our own stock.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU BUY
Bottle (600cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£1,234.00
8 Bottle(s) Available
Bottle (600cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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Buy at
£1,175.00
5 Bottle(s) Available

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Tasting Notes and Scores

95-97

Bordeaux Index

Beautiful, coiled, brooding nose with floral perfume. Palate is silky textured with fantastic purity, power, precision, balance and energy. Great purity of fruit and expression on the finish, which is long and elegantly perfumed. A very fine Ducru. - April 2019

97-99

Wine Advocate

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, April 2019, The Wine Advocate

98-99

James Suckling

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. - jamessuckling.com, April 2019

17+

Jancis Robinson

Black core. Intense black fruit. Highly structured but smooth, like thick velvet. Generous in fruit and massive but still surprisingly fresh. Long and refined finish even with all this power and density. Rich but not overly sweet or overripe. Savoury long finish. Hard to judge now.Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019

95-98

Antonio Galloni

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.com, May 2019

97-100

Jeb Dunnuck

The grand vin of this terrific estate, the 2018 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is based on 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that will spend 18 months in new barrels. It’s as classy as they come, boasting a deep purple/blue color as well as awesome notes of pure crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, crushed rock-like minerality, and violets. Haute couture at its finest, with full-bodied richness, building structure and tannins, and remarkable purity, it’s certainly in the same ballpark as the magical 2016. It will be approachable in just 4-5 years yet keep for 40+. jebdunnock.com, May 2019

97

Decanter

Stunning concentration, power and finesse, with a ton of chocolate, charcoal, slate and liquorice, set against sweet blueberries, damson and cassis. This is silky and polished, with a ton of layers and complexity. With 18 months' ageing in 100% new oak, this has delivered on its en primeur potential, but still needs a good decade in bottle.
Tasted by Jane Anson (at Bordeaux, 10 Nov 2020)
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