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2006 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 78 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49587-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($165) Bright red-ruby. Deep, vibrant aromas of currant, sour cherry, graphite, cedar and licorice. Sappy, suave and energetic, with terrific verve and framing acidity to the tightly wound flavors of dark cherry, currant, spices and minerals. Wonderfully primary and penetrating Saint-Julien, almost painfully intense yet weightless. Finishes very long and fine, with terrific definition. An infant today, with a long life ahead of it.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Tasted at the chateau, the 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou has a precocious bouquet for the vintage: opulent ripe dark cherry, red plum and cassis fruit, mint and hints of vanilla pod. It is very well defined and very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet opening, plenty of dark cherry and blackberry, Hoisin, a touch of cedar and again mint. There is fine depth here, surprisingly young with a dense, slightly tarry finish that suggests another 2-3 years will be appropriate.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Very light soapy nose. Then sweetness and rather a mellow mid palate but fairly light and angular with lots of greenness on the finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Very perfumed and beautiful, showing blackberry and raspberry aromas, with hints of vanilla. Deep and complex. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Excellent for the vintage. Best after 2015. 10,500 cases made
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Premieur purchase. Opened 7 hours, double decanted. Dark, reflective and pooling color. Beautiful nose that was present from the moment the cork was pulled. Blue berry, vanilla cream and pine forest. Obviously young, tannic, but quite full-bodied, with tremendous promise, power and potential. Enjoyable for a young wine, but it can and will be so much more later. All the stuffing needed to kick butt for decades -- give it at least 8 more years. Beautiful Ducru, and one of the best 2006 Bordeaux.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2038
    Author: Miguel L
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 556 bottles owned
  • 88 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 88 collectors)