Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1999

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1999

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 30% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Bruno Borie Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103147 Alcohol: 13% Fill Level: Well into neck. Label Quality: Some nicks/scuffs to cellar-soiled labels; good capsules.
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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou's 1999 is drinking beautifully right now.

Ducru-Beaucaillou is right at the top of the ladder in Saint-Julien, and it is known as a 'Super Second' – a second growth producing wines equal or superior to the illustrious first growths. The Château is named after the beautiful stones (beaux cailloux) found in its unique wine-growing soils, and is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned the estate for over 60 years.


"I love the aromas of chocolate, walnut, dark berries and flowers. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. The mouthfeel is wonderful. Really silky." WineSpectator

“Aromas of black cherry, minerals and graphite. Sweet and harmonious, with impressive vivacity and purity of flavor for '99. Strong mineral and graphite notes contribute complexity. Not overly fleshy but fresh and sharply delineated, with excellent intensity. A very sophisticated wine...” Stephen Tanzer

"The deep purple-colored 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou, which represents 60% of the crop, offers aromas of crushed stones, raspberry liqueur, and black currants. This sweet, pure, and harmonious wine possesses elegance, finesse, and multiple nuances rather than power, concentration, and structure. This is Bordeaux at its finest." Robert Parker