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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2012

Saint Julien, France


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    JS 95 WS 93 RPWA 92 JCL 92
    DSS 18.25/20 WE 95 VAG 94+ TA 94
    JL 93 ST 93 WANM 92 B&D 18.5/20
    VM 18.5/20 MJ 18/20 JR 17/20

Grape Variety
91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot


  • 95 James Suckling

    Mesmerizing aromas of blackberries, licorice and mint. Wet stones too. Full-bodied and tight with super-refined and polished tannins that are pinpointed and elegant. It caresses your palate. Savory and salty on finish. Electric for the vintage. Better in 2018.

  • 93 Wine Spectator

    Offers an almost lavish feel, with layers of warmed fig, blackberry paste and raspberry coulis lined with ganache, anise and fruitcake flavors. A rock-solid graphite note lines the finish, showing just the slightest twinge of the vintage’s austerity. A very admirable effort. Best from 2018 through 2027.

  • 92 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    The color is a healthy deep ruby/purple and the wine smells beautiful, exhibiting lots of floral, creme de cassis, licorice and graphite notes. Medium-bodied but slightly deficient in the mid-palate at present, it picks up speed and finishes with serious authority and power. This 2012 should be outstanding, but it is difficult to favorably compare the 2012 to the prodigious wines produced at Ducru in 2009 and 2010. The 2012 will require 4-6 years of cellaring and should drink well for 15-20 years.

  • 92 Jeannie Cho Lee

    This vintage of Ducru-Beaucaillou is likened to Fang Bingbing according to Bruno Borie. It is a feminine wine with layers of floral notes, red currants and spices. This wine is seductive and balanced with a gentle character that is a deparature from Ducru’s previous years. An approachable style with wonderful balance and grace. The grapes were harvested in early October. There is freshness and lift here along with the substance and backbone to age for a few decades.

  • 18.25/20 Decanter - Steven Spurrier

    Superb colour, vibrant and velvety, perfectly expressed 91% Cabernet fruit, a beautifully “feminine” St-Julien with finely-grained tannins for the future. Drink: 2017 – 2035

  • 95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 94+ Vinous Antonio Galloni
  • 94 Tim Atkin
  • 93 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
  • 93 Stephen Tanzer
  • 92 Wine Advocate - Neal Martin
  • 18.5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
  • 18.5/20 Vinum Magazin
  • 18/20 Matthew Jukes
  • 17/20 Jancis Robinson
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