Ducru Beaucaillou 2020 1.5L

Ducru Beaucaillou 2020 1.5L

Region: Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot



The 2020 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of captivating complexity and potential. Its appearance in the glass reveals a deep and alluring color, setting the stage for what unfolds on the nose. Aromas of dark berries, accompanied by hints of pencil shavings, violets, and pipe tobacco, create a rich and aromatic bouquet. The palate experience is one of medium to full-bodied opulence, showcasing a concentrated and fleshy character. The wine's core is deep and tightly wound, enveloped in extract and oak tannins that, while still integrating, promise a rewarding evolution. The creamy influence of new oak frames the entire tasting experience. Although not as robust as its 2019 counterpart, the 2020 Ducru-Beaucaillou exhibits a structural finesse that suggests a wine of enduring elegance, urging the discerning palate to exercise patience for the full expression of its potential.

Robert Parker - 95 Points

"The 2020 Ducru-Beaucaillou unwinds in the glass with aromas of dark berries, pencil shavings, violets and pipe tobacco, all framed by creamy new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and concentrated, with a deep but tightly wound core that's still quite wrapped up in extract and oak tannin, even if it isn't quite as big-boned as its 2019 counterpart. It will require some patience."

Antonio Galloni - (96-98) Points

"The 2020 Ducru Beaucaillou was picked from 11-30 September, matured entirely in new oak for an expected 18 months. It has a very succinct bouquet, not one that leaps from the glass and demands attention, but it unfolds slowly, at its own pace, revealing enticing scents of blackberry, cedar, iris petals and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit. There is a saline spine that runs through this Saint-Julien from start to finish, a quite enormous structure that exerts grip towards the finish. It is not a Ducru-Beaucaillou that goes out to deliver finesse or understatement, but one that you will have to cellar for a few years, pull out and have the superlatives ready. This is an immense and cerebral Ducru-Beaucaillou from Bruno Borie and his team."