1053893

$185.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Bask in the legacy of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, a Saint-Julien icon for over 300 years. Its purple hue entices, while blackcurrant, blackberry, and licorice meld with graphite and cocoa. A broad, supple attack leads to fine tannins and a lively, persistent finish. Indulge in this exquisite creation from Bruno Borie's elite vineyard. Elevate your collection now!

PRE-ARRIVAL- THIS WINE WILL SHIP IN FALL 2026 WINES ARE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY SCOUT

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2023
Aging:
12 months
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Total Varietal Composition %:
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot
Score Vinous:
95-97
SKU #:
1053893
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN95-97

Vinous

The 2023 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a heady, sumptuous Saint-Julien. The aromatics alone are captivating. Truffle, rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate, spice and menthol build in a creamy, lavish Ducru. The 2023 is a classic Bruno Borie wine that emphasizes textural opulence. Time in the glass brings out gorgeous floral and spice-driven top notes. The balance of opulence and vibrancy is compelling.

JS96-97

James Suckling

This has aromas of blackberries and blackcurrant, as well as graphite and flint. Some gunpowder. It’s full-bodied with extremely refined tannins, a creamy character and al-dente fruit at the finish. Crunchy, succulent and linear. Mineral edge to it, like licking a stone. Energetic.

JD95-97

Jeb Dunnuck

As to the Grand Vin, the 2023 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou brings everything up a level, offering a gorgeous perfume of crème de cassis, spring flowers, graphite, and crushed stone. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, pure, incredibly elegant Ducru that has ample mid-palate depth, building tannins, and a great spine of acidity. It’s another gorgeous wine from this chateau that plays in the style of the 2010, 2016, and 2020. The 2023 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, again in new barrels, and it hit 13% alcohol, a pH of 3.7, and an IPT of 89. It will have 50+ years of longevity

DC97

Decanter

Lovely vibrant purple colour in the glass. Smells fragrant and lifted, a combination of sweet and ripe and fresh blackcurrant and black cherries on the nose with a touch of dark chocolate. Smooth and so silky, but rich too, there’s depth and weight but not too much. I love the texture - grippy and filling no doubt, it coats the mouth with a crushed velvet texture, you feel the ripeness but there’s such lift and effortless purity of fruit that it feels fresh too. No extra fat, but equally it’s not too lean, not strict at all, where many are. Not hollow, not light, there’s no let up. Juicy cherry, blackcurrant and blueberry with lots of liquorice on the finish. Feels well crafted.