$1150.00 per bottle
"The style of Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of elegance combined with the balance and fruit character one expects from St-Julien.The Léovilles can be more powerfully structured, and Gruaud-Larose occasionally richer, but Ducru-Beaucaillou leads with its finesse and length and freshness on the finish."
"The style of Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of elegance combined with the balance and fruit character one expects from St-Julien.
"The Léovilles can be more powerfully structured, and Gruaud-Larose occasionally richer, but Ducru-Beaucaillou leads with its finesse and length and freshness on the finish.
"These are wines that are generally slow to develop, needing a good ten years before all components are in tune..."
— James Lawther MW
The 2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003, and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of ageing, but my money is on the 2009.
A blend of 85% cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, crème de cassis, blueberries, violets, liquorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru's inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent!
|Type||Rouge / Red|
|Classification||2em Cru Classé (2nd growth)|
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc|
|Average Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Soil||Deep Gunzian gravel|
|Winemaking||21 days' fermentation in stainless-steel and concrete tanks|
|Ageing||18-20 months in oak barrels (50-65% new oak)|
|Food Pairings||Game Animals; Beef; Charcuterie|
|Occasions||Dinner Party; Dinner with friends|
|When to Drink||Enjoy over the next 10 Years|
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