The 1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou matured in two-thirds new oak has a very refined bouquet with blackberry raspberry rose petal and cedar aromas very focused and sophisticated. The palate is well balanced with sour red cherries balsamic and cedar notes vibrant and full of energy though you might well argue it doesn?t quite have the panache and complexity of ensuing vintages on the finish. But it is certainly ageing well and is drinking perfectly now. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château. - By Neal Martin on June 2021
The bouquet of the Ducru-Beaucaillou 1995 offers an array of fresh fruit blackcurrant plum spices and liquorice complicated by mint and minerality. It has a juicy and quite fleshy texture and flavours that evoke graphite and cedar along with a touch of leather. This is now at the beginning of its apogee but should hold well for another 10 years thanks to the quality of its tannins. Tasted by: Yohan Castaing (at Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 31 May 2021) Part of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou vertical tasting: 1953-2018 Drinking Window: 2022 - 2030v
Subtle yet aromatic character of Indian spices currants and dried cherries. Full-bodied with super well-integrated tannins and a long caressing finish. Wonderful texture. Classy and structured. Long. This was wine of the year in 1998; well deserved.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. 18000 cases made.
Proprietor Bruno Borie noted this was a somewhat unusual blend this year: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot. After this vintage Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot would no longer be included in the blend. Medium to deep brick in color the 1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou explodes from the glass with bombastic notes of Indian spices plum preserves fruitcake and dried figs with nuances of potpourri star anise bouquet garni and espresso. Medium to full-bodied the palate is chock-full of exotic spices and preserved black fruits framed by firm finely grained tannins and bold freshness finishing with epic impact and length. Mature and drinking well now there's still a good 12-15 years of kick left in this thoroughbred.