1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou
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Wine Advocate | 92

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. How nice it would be to have a stock of magnums of this wine in the cellar!

Drink Dates: 2003-2006
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 105

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Wine Spectator | 91

Deep garnet; spicy cassis and tar nose is ripe and full; rich, full, chewy and fruity; at its peak; a very classy claret.



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Drink Dates: 1982-2002
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Score: 89
Author: Ilya S
Trust Rating: 85
Tasted On: 12/11/2011

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Score: 100
Author: Murray
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/30/2011
Stunning wine both times out. Ethereal. Forest floor, cool earth. good black fruit and hints of typical cigar
Score: 92
Author: Larry H
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/18/2010
Drink Dates: 1990-2015
More Vintages and Sizes of Ducru-Beaucaillou:

2010 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)
1990 (750ml)
1989 (750ml)

About This Producer


Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the "typical" Saint-Julien wine - elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The outstanding structure of these wines gives them great aging potential as well.

The Borie family has owned the estate for the past 60 years, and still lives in the chateau. The chateau itself is unusual for Bordeaux because the house was built directly over the cellar, which means the family lives literally surrounded by their wines. The estate's second wine is called La Croix de Beaucaillou.

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