Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1961

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1961

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 30% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Optimum Drinking: 2018-2036 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Code: 103073 Fill Level: Just into neck. Label Quality: Labels, capsule and case in excellent condition.
Estate Notes

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1961 was purchased in its original wooden case and is in great condition for its age.

Ducru-Beaucaillou (lit. beautiful pebbles) is a 'super second growth' – an estate that is working at a quality level equal to, or approaching, that of a first growth. Made for relatively early enjoyment rather than speculation, it is exceptionally interesting in both quality and price.

Under the late Jean-Eugène Borie, one of Bordeaux's real gentlemen, the estate, which possesses a wonderful sweeping panoramic views over the Gironde, rose to stardom in the latter part of last century, with a succession of scintillating vintages.


"The 1961 Ducru Beaucaillou has long been an impressive Saint Julien and here served blind from a bottle purchased directly from the château, I have no cause to change that view. This was broodier and more introspective on the nose compared to several others that I have tasted in recent years. Black fruit, black teak and black truffle. However, there is wonderful definition and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, good body and depth, a little sinew remaining after all these years and therefore, not the most finessed 1961 you can find. However, the substance and persistence in the mouth are very impressive, that long tail of tobacco-tinged black fruit suggesting that it will continue to give pleasure for 20 years easily."