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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009

$1150.00 per bottle

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"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."

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"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

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
100

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!

Name Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Vintage 2009
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2em Cru Classé (2nd growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 220,000 bottles
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)
Website http://www.chateau-ducru-beaucaillou.com/
Food Pairings Game Animals; Beef; Charcuterie
Occasions Dinner Party; Dinner with friends
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 10 Years