Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1970

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1970

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 30% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103086 Fill Level: Very top shoulder. Label Quality: Labels good but a little dirty and slightly faded.
Estate Notes

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1970 is in very good 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.


"This wine has been fully mature and delicious for many years, so I was not surprised by how stunning this bottle was. It has always been an outstanding wine for the vintage - complex, rich, savory, and the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. This beauty continues to reveal the fragrance and finesse that one expects from Lafite-Rothschild but so rarely finds. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs, vanillin, fruitcake, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, graciously-constructed wine with sweet layers of fruit. I am not sure how much longer the 1970 Ducru will keep, but from regular bottle, it is delicious and should be consumed." Robert Parker