This is a bold and slightly raisiny hot-year wine, typical of '03 but better than most. Cloves, too. A little four-square, but certainly in good nick and a generous mouthful of wine. A very good '03 but not a great Bordeaux.
Drink: 2016 to 2026
94 Points Robert Parker
A hot, dry summer resulted in a tiny production of under 10,000 cases of 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou from yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare. This beauty boasts a deep plum/ruby/purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge. Aromas of licorice, creme de cassis, incense and spring flowers are followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine with loads of fruit and glycerin as well as a plush texture. It is just entering its plateau of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2014