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1999 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

  • 91 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49587-1999

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Firm and silky red, with spices, berries and cinnamon. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a medium finish. Very good Ducru. 17,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Looks pretty evolved. Light and well balanced even if not dramatic. Zesty and fills the palate and works its way all across the palate. Just slightly dry on the finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Medium red. Aromas of black cherry, minerals and graphite. Sweet and harmonious, with impressive vivacity and purity of flavor for '99. Strong mineral and graphite notes contribute complexity. Not overly fleshy but fresh and sharply delineated, with excellent intensity. A very sophisticated wine, showing well today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The deep purple-colored 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou, which represents 60% of the crop, offers aromas of crushed stones, raspberry liqueur, and black currants. This sweet, pure, and harmonious wine possesses elegance, finesse, and multiple nuances rather than power, concentration, and structure. This is Bordeaux at its finest.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Bruce Lam
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Naperwino
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: Rockitman
  • Self | Rating: 92

    A lovely wine, great fruits with an undertone of fennel. Lovely silky tannins ... I still prefer Poyferre, but this was a lovely wine to drink
    Author: Phil the Greek
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Dark purple core leading to brick-red rim. Wet earth, truffles, dark berry fruits. Silk and smooth, with pinpoint balance. Tannins there but just enough for grip. A true claret in the classic sense with its dark cherry, cassis and iron undertow. A very well made wine.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2018
    Author: PurpleTeeth
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Ellca
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Firm and silky red, with spices, berries and cinnamon. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a medium finish. Very good Ducru. Best from 2003 through 2007. 17,500 cases made. (JS)
    Drink Dates: 2018
    Author: jrwill
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

  • 958 bottles owned
  • 164 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 164 collectors)