1988 Ducru-Beaucaillou 750ml

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1988 Ducru-Beaucaillou
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Bordeaux Book(1998) | 88

The 1988 Ducru is a medium-bodied wine, without the profound depth and sheer intensity of fruit of the 1989. Possessing high tannins and good ripeness, with an overall sense of compactness and toughness, it recalls the style of the best 1966 Medocs.

Drink Dates: 1993+
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: B1

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Wine Spectator | 92

Shows outstanding structure and definition. New oak comes through in the coffee and plum aromas and the palate is firm and concentrated, with delicious blackberry flavors. Hold until 2000 for it to soften and bloom.--Ducru-Beaucaillou vertical.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: Thomas Matthews


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Score: 94
Author: Pierre T184
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/22/2013
Score: 95
Author: bobnat
Tasted On: 02/19/2012
Petits fruits rouges; nez superbe; parfaitement conservé ! Note de Nathalie = 12 sur 10 !
Score: 88
Author: Peter T766
Tasted On: 04/13/2008
Lacking fruit at first, opened up after about 30" Beautiful nose, firm and layered, young berries, plums,good finish
More Vintages and Sizes of Ducru-Beaucaillou:

2010 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1999 (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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