Red

1955 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • Sean Tay Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 13, 2019 - Had this wine thru auction and had no expectation. 1955 Chateau Ducru Beaucailou totally surprised me. Deep dark black fruits, seductive aroma, showing secondary notes of toast, cedar, smoke, mushroom, forest floor. There's still ample fruits flavour, medium+ tannin and firm acidity. It had totally wowed me. Given the price I paid, this is certainly a treat!

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    August 15, 2019 - A wine I seldom see, after tasting this bottle, I wish I had a few more in my cellar. Soft, gentle, elegant, medium-bodied and serving up its mix of bright, sweet and tart red fruits with ease, you also found delicate notes of tobacco leaf, cigar box, herbs and cherries from start to finish. If the endnote was longer, the wine would have merited a much higher score.

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  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    July 24, 2019 - Super Seconds and the Like (Capitalle Grille, Mpls, MN): Dark red color with a 2cm bricked margin. Starting a run of ’55, ’70, ’89. And ’95 Ducru. There was some initial concern about this bottle on opening, but it turned out just fine. Some of these just need that 15 minutes of air to kick start the old bones. Really improved for 15 to 30 minutes more. Dried leaves, pencil shavings, old cigar, dried flowers and red berries. The palate is medium bodied with polished tannins and a little tartness to the red berries. Very nice nose that exceeds the palate just a bit.

  • chablis28 wrote: 98 points

    July 24, 2019 - This was likely my Co- WOTN for me at our Capital Grill BDX tasting. When it arrived with Siggy he was kind of down on it, thinking it was still there but showing its age. Then something transforming happened. Guessing it was Lonny's karma at play as this btl really came to life magically and stood tall. Either that, or Siggy was off his game :). I may be biased since this was from my birth year but the only thing that sucked about this wine was the label had fallen off the blt. This had a huge nose full of cigar box extraordinaire and the most fine grained silky palate. The silk here would make the greatest of Musignys, cry uncle. Even the dregs near the end were unaffected by by the sediment. Great to the last drop. Still some tasty; raspberry, cherry, mushroom, cedar and other tertiary elements on the palate. A remarkable comeback apparently from the moment the cork was pulled. Even Brad B couldn't find much not to his liking here. Fabulous! Got to stay in Siggy's good graces! Yea, just another '55 BDX :).

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  • englishman's claret wrote: 95 points

    July 15, 2019 - Another strong showing for the 1955 Ducru-Beaucaillou, this bottle sported a very typical nose - full of ginger snap, cedar, old leather, cedar, and mellow raspberry fruit. Broad, effusive, spicy nose; really grabs the attention. Slightly more herbal after an hour of air, but just adding to the complexity. From a top shoulder fill and great provenance, this didn't flag over the 3 hours it was in the decanter.

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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 Kapon
    1955 Bordeaux at Le Bernadin, 3/14/2005

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1955
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 29 (63%)
  • Consumed 17 (37%)

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