Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2013

Saint-Julien, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2013

Saint-Julien, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 10% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Bruno Borie Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103013 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2013 was purchased in its original wooden cases and a real success in a tricky Bordeaux vintage. It is drinking beautifully right now, with more promise in the bottle.

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. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones (beaux cailloux) found in its unique wine-growing soils, and the château is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned the estate for 60 years.


“...the 2013 Ducru Beaucaillou has an open and generous bouquet that deserves applause considering the growing season. Dark berry fruit, tar and undergrowth scents, even after a couple of years you could considering opening a bottle. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, silky smooth and dare I say, almost Burgundy-like towards the finish that shows no signs of any greenness. Considering the challenges of the vintage, Bruno Borie should consider this a success. I would drink this over the next decade."

“Very suave from the start, with ample singed spice and black tea aromas giving way to alluring plum coulis and blackberry confiture flavors. The finish is polished but hardly shy on depth, as a lingering alder edge adds spine. Sneakily long, this marks a deft handling of the vintage." Wine Spectator