Red

1959 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • tinybubbles wrote: 91 points

    July 5, 2020 - A somewhat underwhelming bottle. Already in decline, it did not offer any individually distinguishing elements.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    July 15, 2019 - From a negociant bottling, this misses just a bit of the complexity and impact of a recent chateau-bottled example though it's not far off, either. Again with a tremendously muscular, dark fruit profile - blackcurrant, blackberry compote, woodsy ceps, loam, and oak. The 59 isn't bothered a bit by 3 hours in the decanter and finished just as strong as it started - if anything, it needed 20-30 minutes to sort itself out.

  • steinersing wrote: 96 points

    June 17, 2019 - Excellent - energetic, round balanced. A real treat.

  • RockinCabs wrote: 98 points

    May 5, 2019 - Ducru Beaucaillou - 90 year Retrospective (Boston Harbor Hotel): The muscular date tonight for the sensual and lithe 55. The 1959 was equally off the charts in its expression of terroir and the vintage. Dried black fruits, spice, smoke and candied cherry notes. Supported by beautiful spice and cigar box.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 95 points

    May 5, 2019 - 90 years of Ducru Beaucaillou: What a foil to the elegant 55 - not that the 59 is really that much of a bruiser per se, but its impact and force can't be denied. Assertive, muscular blackcurrant, ceps, loam, and cedar on the nose. Rich palate. Very much an example of the vintage. 750 with an upper shoulder fill, decanted 20 minutes.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2017, Issue #68, The Beautifully Ripe 1959 Bordeaux Vintage

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1959
  • 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 Code 0649944033509

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  • In Cellars 38 (68%)
  • Consumed 18 (32%)

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