1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
abv 13.5%
  • 89 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49587-1989-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Dark-ruby in color and a hint of brick red at the edge. Ripe fruit aromas of plums and raspberries. Full-bodied and very soft, with round tannins and a delicious chocolaty aftertaste. Slightly dry, papery finish.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    Ducru's 1989 was one of the more tannic, backward wines in the blind tasting. It is cleanly made, and well-crafted, with plenty of black-raspberry and cassis fruit nicely touched by minerals and a fragrant, floral component. Medium-bodied, elegant, and well-endowed, this is a potentially outstanding wine if all the tannin melts away over the next 5-6 years. One of the least flattering 1989s to drink at present, it requires 4-5 more years of cellaring.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Yayo
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gubarra
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Cedar and Bret on the nose. Drinking nicely after an hour of air showing plum flavor. Tannins are still chewy. This has plenty of life.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2015
    Author: Conrad K
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Pape Clement,Chateau Rauzan Segla,Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1146 bottles owned
  • 209 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 209 collectors)