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Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2003 750ml
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Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2003

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  • v92
  • we91

750ml
$183.99

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Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, For laying down.
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Alluring aromas and flavors of warm fig bread, espresso, roasted mesquite and blackberry confiture are fleshy and impressively rendered, with a noticeable plum skin and toothy loamy edge. Shows a bit more juicy energy than most in this retrospective, but doesn't quite reach next-level quality.-Blind '01/'03/'05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). Drink now through 2032. 17,500 cases made.

2018
Vinous
  • v92

Ruby-red. Sexy nose offers superripe currant, raspberry, graphite and coconut. Lush, very rich and fine-grained, with an almost confectionery sweetness and thickness for this St. Julien. Atypically powerful on the back end, but not hard. Bruno Borie took over direction of this property with the 2003 and immediately switched to a heavier bottle with a longer neck that could accommodate a 55-millimeter cork. A terrific showing-but I'd still give this wine another four or five years of aging.

May 2006
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

This is a solid, powerful wine packed with tannins and heavy black fruits. As so often, Ducru is taking its time, and this wine is still knitting itself together. But in future years, watch for the generosity, the richness as well as the finesse and freshness. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.

May 1, 2006