An outstanding effort from proprietor Bruno Borie, the 2007 Ducru exhibits sweet black currant fruit, licorice, lead pencil shaving, and wood spice characteristics along with medium to full body, a velvety mouthfeel, and outstanding density as well as richness. It is a strong effort for the vintage, and should drink well for 15+ years. Drink 2010-2025.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
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|Score: 90/92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008|
Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 2007 Bordeaux tasting. The 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou has a generous red cherry and wild strawberry bouquet armed with very good fruit concentration. The palate is medium-bodied, fleshy in the mouth with slightly lower acidity than its peers. Harmonious and velvety smooth, there is a fair amount of new oak here, but it is very well integrated with a caressing finish. It still has that Burgundian flair. This is excellent considering the growing season. Tasted March 2015.
Drink Date 2015 - 2030
|Score: 92||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017|
A dark purple/garnet colour. Again, very pure on the nose, hints of rose petals, raspberry, red cherries – again very refined. This is an excellent Ducru – very fine tannins, very cohesive, not dissimilar to Las-Cases, certainly much more refined than in recent years. Svelte, silky smooth and very seductive. Nice grip on the finish. Good effort this year, a touch better than the 2006. Tasted April 2008
|Score: 92/94||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008|
A solid wine, with plenty of rose petal, berry and currant character. Full and chewy. Ripe and very powerful. Wait and see, but impressive for the vintage
|Score: 89/92||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008|
Pretty dark, opulent crimson. Scented. Rather compact. Inky and savoury and there’s a recognisable relationship with the grand vin in other vintages. Good! Appetising I think that’s the first time I have written that about the 07s. Quite interesting rather than super sweet. Fleshy. Good dust! Long and well balanced. Drink 2012-20
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
(90% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot) Deep red-ruby. Crushed cassis, blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate on the very fresh nose. Then dense but light on its feet, with lovely ripeness to the silky flavors of black fruits, clove and bitter chocolate. Attractively sweet on the back end, with fine-grained tannins and a suggestion of fig. This boasts an almost chocolatey ripeness and good minerality for the year and surprises with its firm structure.
|Score: 89/92||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008|
There is a lot happening on the nose, the first impression is minty cassis then weightier sloe. The powerful mix of fruits is all there on the palate, rich and lush, the fruit backed by dark chocolate, the sweetness is well supported by the firm tannins that give an excellent backbone
|Score: 90/94||Derek Smedley MW, April 2008|
Intense black-red, really good depth and lots of warm fruit, big, fleshy and spicy, with richness and powerful elegance. Drink 2013-22. 4 stars.
|Score: 17.5||Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com|