2010 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou


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Appellation: Saint-Julien

Vintage: 2010

Ratings: JD-100  JS-100  LPB-99  DC-98  WS-97  NM-96+  WE-96

Size: 750 ml


6 in stock


100   Jeb Dunnuck
“While I loved the 2010 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou on release I’ve always preferred the 2009. However, the 2010 showed sensationally on this occasion, and while in a different style than the 2009, it’s unquestionably as good. Still ruby/purple-hued, it offers up extraordinary notes of pure crème de cassis, unsmoked tobacco, spice, and damp earth, and it’s the purity of fruit as well as the incredible depth and intensity that makes this wine so special. Full-bodied, deep, profound, and seamless on the palate, it offers incredible pleasure today but it’s going to be a 50-year, if not a 100-year wine. Hats off to Bruno Borie.” (2/2020)

100   James Sucklng
“The nose is phenomenal with perfect aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon with currant bush, blackberries and minerals. A pure expression of Cab. The palate is perfect with a full body, but has perfectly integrated tannins with a texture like the finest cashmere. It’s strong but noble with perfect form and beauty. All in harmony. A fabulous wine that everyone who loves Bordeaux should have a bottle or case of.” (2/2013)

99   Lisa Perrotti-Brown
“Very deep garnet in color, the 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou is just slightly closed to begin, featuring subtle wafts of baked plums, espresso and bay leaves before kicking it up a notch with expressive notes of blackcurrant cordial, chargrilled meats, woodsmoke and crushed rocks plus a tantalizing touch of truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and oh-so-decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate is built like a brick house with firm, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the tightly wound flavor layers, finishing with epic length and depth.” (8/2020)

98   Decanter
“Compared to the 2009, the Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010 is less profound and powerful, but it has a more lively and fresher bouquet with cedar, dark berries, tar, cherry, and spicy aromas. On the palate, it is full-bodied, deep, and elegantly proportioned but also deliciously juicy, sapid, and long and has a perfectly integrated oak frame. However, it is a bit strict, so 10 or 15 years in the cellar will allow it to chill out.” (5/2021)

97   James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“Not shy at all, with a flamboyant, aromatic profile of roasted apple wood and warm ganache, featuring more than enough stuffing in the form of thickly layered blackberry paste, steeped fig and pastis-soaked plum flavors. The structure is massive but incredibly polished, and the fruit displays terrific purity through the graphite-supported finish. Large-scale and extremely well-rendered.” (3/2013)

96+  Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou, picked 29 September to 14 October, was matured in 100% new oak for 18 months. This is more backward, sultry compared to the 2009, but there is a payload of black fruit laced with violet and cedar, a very faint ash scent emerging with time. The palate is full-bodied with powerful black fruit, a lovely granular texture and a killer line of acidity. There is a certainly headiness on the finish, atypically more so than the 2009, although it delivers extraordinary persistence. It needs another 10 years before it even thinks about entering its drinking window. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château.” (6/2021)

96   Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast — CELLAR SELECTION
“A grand wine, it has great ripeness and richness, majestic in its structure and upright character. It is concentrated, perfumed and opulent. The style of Ducru Beaucaillou is both generous and powerful, and obviously ageworthy.” *Cellar Selection* (5/2013)

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 13 in


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