Red

2005 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2017 - 2041 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • angelcyn Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 27, 2019 - Powerful wine, very dark still, black fruits, damson, cedar on the nose and in the mouth plus spot on acidity, decent length.
    Still young though I like it as it is, very nice classic Bordeaux, probably a bit to powerful for Ducru and lacking some finesse to the power, first bottle open of this, nice wine with plenty of life ahead.

  • drjb Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 22, 2019 - Wine Group Dinner #168 - 2005 Bordeaux Part 1 (Urbane Restaurant, Brisbane): Wine Group Dinner #168, Urbane. This wine has a deep crimson colour with a very attractive classic nose of blackcurrant, dark plum, cedar and lead pencil. The nose evolves and changes with more complexity apparent with time in the glass and the palate similarly builds with time with a lovely mix of fruits yet it remains quite austere on the long finish. There is a sense of youth in this bottle that suggests more time will bring even more reward.

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  • SonnyChiba wrote:

    May 19, 2019 - Very rich and extracted fruit, has a lot of weight to it. Powerful wine st the moment. But framed very nicely with classic Bordeaux notes. Needs significant time mellow and bring it all together. Will be amazing when it does so will hold off on scoring for now.

  • RockinCabs wrote: 95 points

    May 5, 2019 - Ducru Beaucaillou - 90 year Retrospective (Boston Harbor Hotel): Precision sums up the 2005 at Ducru Beaucaillu. The nose sharply delivers black cherry, cassis, rose petal, cedar and spice notes. More of these appear on the palate and it is a refreshing break from the riper larger scaled wines on either side. Precise black fruited notes on the palate accented by cedar, spice and earthy notes hold promise for a very successful future.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 95 points

    May 5, 2019 - 90 years of Ducru Beaucaillou: A slightly difficult wine to assess at the moment in terms of its aromatic details, but what's clear is the important bits - abundant, perfectly ripe black fruit, good acid, firm tannins, and beautiful length. So what's not to like? Not a Ducru-Beaucaillou of finesse perhaps, but an impressive one that honestly conveys its vintage. And what more can you ask for than transparency?

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  • By Jane Anson
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  • 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

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

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

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

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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 241 (3%)
  • In Cellars 7,795 (81%)
  • Consumed 1,541 (16%)

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