1970 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, St. Julien [JG-94pts]


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Tasting Notes:

94 points John Gilman

I have been a big fan of the 1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou, but in the past I have always found it just a half step behind the superb 1966. However, the most recent tasting seemed to indicate that the wine is showing more structural integrity and greater depth than it did for the last decade and a half, and it may well be that the wine has simply remained a bit young and I have been underestimating it in the past. This most recent bottle offers up a stunning and still youthful nose of cassis, black cherries, a touch of red currant, cigar smoke, nutskins, hints of blood orange, gravel, fresh herbs and a touch of tobacco ash. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very suave on the attack, with excellent mid-palate depth, moderate tannins, very good acidity and outstanding length and grip on the perfectly balanced and complex finish. Just a beautiful vintage for Ducru. (Drink between 2012-2040) 94+ (6/2012)

91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

‘1970 was a generous vintage, and back then, when it was generous, we let it be generous!’ Proprietor Bruno Borie informed me during the tasting of this 1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou at the chateau. Medium brown in color with a remaining touch of brick, the nose reveals a wonderfully fragrant perfume of dried figs, sultana cake and baking spices with hints of dusty soil, dried herbs plus a subtle waft of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers bold freshness, laden with dried red berries flavors and mineral-inspired sparks, framed by chewy tannins, finishing spicy. (LPB) (8/2021)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored in a professional climate controlled wine facility on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since release.


Overall outstanding condition. Base neck fill. Excellent label & capsule condition. The photo represents the exact item being sold.


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