Ducru-Beaucaillou 2020 En Primeur: “Ethereal”
PREMIUM
CONTENT

  • “Grabs hold of you,” according to Jane Anson.
  • The wine is offered internationally for £1,920 (12×75).
  • 2014 and 2016 look compelling.

The 2020 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou has been released for €160 per bottle ex-négociant, up 40.4% on the 2019 release.

The wine offered by the international trade for £1,920 per 12×75, 19.8% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Several back vintages look Fair Value against today’s release. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical opinion

Jane Anson (Decanter) rated today’s release 98-points. She called it “an amazing Ducru, one of the wines of the vintage”.

James Suckling awarded it 98-99 and praised its “gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon character”.

The wine received 97-99 from Jeb Dunnuck, who said that along with Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, “it might be the wine of the vintage from the Médoc”.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) gave it 95-97 points.

Fair Value

While Liv-ex’s Benchmark Critic Neal Martin has not tasted the wine yet, followers of Anson and Quarin who awarded 99-points will find value in today’s release.

Followers of Perrotti-Brown, however, may wish to look back to older vintages that offer good value.

Some wines that look attractive and cost less than today’s release include the 2018 (NM 96) and the 2016 (NM 97+).

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