CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978
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1978 CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1978

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95 / 100
Falstaff January - 2010
Falstaff
 Jéroboam Strong carmine grenade, ruby reflections, delicate ochre rim, dark color. In the nose substantial dark berry jam, delicate animalistic touch, fine dark chocolate, multi-faceted bouquet, through and through Ducru. On the palate highly elegant, balanced, sweet, ripe plum blackberry jam, chocolaty and seductive, carried by a finesse-rich acidity, a great wine that convinces with great length. 
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92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Served at the Ducru offline in London. One of the highlights of this vertical, this is a classic 1970s Saint Julien that is aged much better than one would presuppose. The nose is leafy, unashamedly austere with cedar, cigar box and a touch of peppermint, yet there is still agreeable clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied, very well balanced with sturdy but fine tannins, an “unbending”, conservative Ducru Beaucaillou that has great focus and vigour. Lively dark cherry finish with hints of tomato and even some toffee/creme-brulee notes lingering on the aftertaste. Very elegant and poised, this is the kind of mature claret I adore. Lovely. 
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91 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin June - 2004
Jean-Marc Quarin
Nice nose, quite complex of fruits, cedar. The palate pleases for its melting character and final aromatic nuances. Nice severe length. Delicious wine. The undiluted is firmer and more acidic in the finish. Fribourg cheese will remove any acid and firm feeling. Delicious in magnum.
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90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Château Ducru Beaucaillou

The Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, is a vineyard of 75 hectares, located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle in the Gironde. AOC Saint-Julien, he is ranked a second growth in the famous in the Grand Cru rankings of 1855. The first traces of the estate date back to the thirteenth century. The castle was for centuries, until 1720, the property of the Bergeron family. In 1795 the estate was ceded to the  Ducru family and the it took their name.  Bertrand Ducru then undertook radical changes to the castle (with the help of architect Paul Abadie) and the new viticulture installations (new winery). The consecration of these efforts will be the status of second growth ranking in the 1855 classification. In 1866, the castle was sold to the family of Nathaniel Johnston (1836-1914), a wine merchant and potter from Bordeaux, mayor and representative of St. Julian. The financial crisis of 1929 forced Nathaniel Johnston to sell the estate to the Desbarats family  and after only twelve years they ceded it to the Borie family, who still owns the castle today. Terroir. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the big stones Günz having a thickness from 6 to 8 m. The implantation iis 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 30%, with the desire not to use or Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc. The vines are an average of 35 years old, and are planted in high density (10,000 plants / ha). Wine. Ducru-Beaucaillou also produces a second wine, La Croix de Beaucaillou. .