2010 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (750ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Under the leadership of Bruno Borie, Ducru Beaucalliou has been firmly ensconced as a "Super Second" in the Bordeaux hierarchy. With no 1st or 5th Growths, the commume of St. Julien holds five of all fourteen 2nd Growths in Bordeaux. The other four would be Gruaud-Larose and the Leoville trio; Leoville las Cases, Leoville-Barton and Leoville Poyferre. Bruno has severely reduced the production of Ducru's Grand Vin in half, while increasing the volume of the second wine La Croix de Beaucalliou. Ducru has become the flamboyant and polished wine of St. Julien's Super Seconds, and is certainly built for the long term.


The nose is phenomenal with perfect aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon with currant bush, blackberries and minerals. A pure expression of Cab. The palate is perfect with a full body, but has perfectly integrated tannins with a texture like the finest cashmere. It's strong but noble with perfect form and beauty. All in harmony. A fabulous wine that everyone who loves Bordeaux should have a bottle or case of. Better in 2020.

100 points, James Suckling (Feb 2013)

With loads of minerality, a terrific opaque purple color, and slightly more structure and tannin than either Poyferre or St.-Pierre (and that’s saying something), this is a blockbuster, fabulous Ducru Beaucaillou that should be at its best a good decade from now and last 40-50 years. The proprietor is not alone in thinking this is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou since the 1961. The classic wet rock, creme de cassis, subtle oak and gravelly stoniness of the vineyard come through in this spectacular, full-bodied, gorgeously pure and intense effort. This is wine for the ages that should be forgotten for at least a decade.

98+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
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