1998 Ducru-Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49587-1998-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    A supremely elegant, dense purple-colored effort, the 1998 reveals aromas of cassis, black raspberries, minerals, and currants. Precise, well-delineated, and medium to full-bodied, with magnificent purity and understated elegance, this noble, restrained wine reveals a tannic finish, suggesting 4-5 more years of cellaring is warranted.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Aromas of berry, tobacco and cherry. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silk-textured finish. Delicate structure. An elegant Ducru.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Red-ruby. Perfumed, sappy aromas of redcurrant, flowers and minerals. Intensely flavored, high-pitched and penetrating, with a deep core of spice contributing to the impression of vinosity. Shows a youthful austerity today. Finishes very long and brisk, with substantial, dusty tannins. I always think of Michael Broadbent descriptor flavory (actually, flavoury) when I taste a dry, classic vintage of Ducru.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2009-2025
    Author: MikeB
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Absolutely ready to drink. Don't wait!!!
    Author: againc
  • Self | Rating: 95

    amazing nose upon opening. after decanting and letting stand for 30 minutes full bodied on the palate with strong notes of berries, cassis,leather and chocolate. long finish. truly great.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2024
    Author: dozman3
  • Self | Rating:

    Delicioso.
    Author: Ramos Fernando
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Stills Very youthful and somehow tannic but the red fruit core are there son keep a little more time in bottle to gain such beautiful complexity.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: Jito72
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

  • 824 bottles owned
  • 190 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 190 collectors)