Red

2005 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2018 - 2042 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • englishman's claret wrote:

    October 8, 2020 - Serious and youthful but not as curmudgeonly as some 05s show, the Ducru Beaucaillou is simply packed with fresh inky currant, petrichor, and potpourri. Such depth! Big-ish but beautifully balanced and all of the seams are tied up tight. 94-95+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WhiteyBordeaux Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 6, 2020 - Hitting on all cylinders today. Pnp with 15 mins in the glass classic Saint Julien!

  • ToppoBDX Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 26, 2020 - It has the classic nose of Bordeaux and the Ducru in particular. However and unfortunately, it is lacking strength, character and power of the 09/10 vintages, making it a finely balanced and structured Bordeaux with all the right tastes and aromas but lower on complexity and power. It shows medium finish, leathery, herbal notes. Little fruit but oak and pepper.

  • juggernt wrote: 95 points

    April 11, 2020 - This is exactly what mature Bordeaux in its prime should taste like. Barnyard, leather, and tobacco on the nose. Dark and heady fruit. Rich, deep mouthfeel, extreme length.

  • curtr Likes this wine:

    March 11, 2020 - Very tight, hard to evaluate, should be great, drink 2028-50.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jane Anson
    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou vertical, 9/20/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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  • By Alex Hunt, MW
    10/12/2015 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2012, Issue #39, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou: One of Bordeaux’s Greatest Estates

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

    (Ducru Beaucalliou) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2006 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 000004111726, 087000341548, 087000346642, 3364420009805, 3452130038113, 3760131680911, 400001878156, 616773384782, 649944080497, 802236000355

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 237 (2%)
  • In Cellars 8,115 (81%)
  • Consumed 1,696 (17%)

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