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Comptoir des Millésimes offers you its selection of grand cru and vintage wines from Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. 

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, owned by Bruno Borie, is a 75-hectare wine estate located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, in the Gironde. The château is classified as the second great growth of St Julien in the 1855 classification.

    

Tasting

Let's base ourselves on a beautiful vintage like the 2015: Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. Medium to deep garnet in colour, Ducru-Beaucaillou is fragrant with chocolate-covered cherries, fresh blackcurrants, crushed blueberries and liquorice with hints of cigar box, roses and violets as well as black pepper and tapenade. Rich and sensual with tons of seductive layers and firm, wonderfully velvety tannins. It has a very long finish.

  

More about Ducru-Beaucaillou 

Ducru-Beaucaillou owes its name to the beautiful, large Günz gravels that are 6 to 8 metres thick. These pebbles play a role in the production of such a high quality wine, as they give back the heat accumulated during the day in the evening.  

  

Owned by the Borie family, the vineyard is established on a deep gravelly soil and offers a wine made from 2 grape varieties: 

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 70%
  • Merlot 30%.

   

An uncompromising wine, requiring a decade to deign to open up, although a certain softening is apparent with recent vintages. The regularity and consistency of quality make this a virtual first growth. The market has already estimated this by adjusting the prices.

The estate, which enjoys an unrestricted view of the Gironde estuary, uses sustainable viticulture in order to respect its vines. After manual harvesting, the vineyard practices a parcel-by-parcel vinification in order to obtain the most precise wine possible. 

   

Bruno Borie produces four additional wines with the help of the same team that produces the wines of Château Ducru Beaucaillou:

  • La Croix de Beaucaillou, which made its debut in 1995, comes mainly from vineyards further inland, close to Château Talbot.
  • Lalande-Borie, from fruit grown on plots purchased from neighbouring Château Lagrange in 1970
  • Château Fourcas Borie, which comes from Listrac in the Haut Médoc
  • Château Hortevie, bought by Bruno Borie in 2006, but is no longer in production.

  

The production of its different wines contributes to the quality of Château Ducru Beaucaillou as only the best grapes are used to produce this wine, which has a great reputation! 

 

What are the best years of Ducru Beaucaillou? 

Here are the best vintages of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou according to the Parker and the Wine Advocate team: 

  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1959: 100/100
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010: 99/100
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1953: 99/100
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016: 98+/100
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018: 98/100
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009: 98/100
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1961: 98/100

 

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