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Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1994

Black fruitFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring




An astonishing ambassador for its appellation, this elegant, fruity, powerful wine offers exceptional potential for ageing.

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Quantity : 2 bottlesObservation : 2 Slightly marked labelLevel : 2 NormalOrigin : private individualRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : Saint-JulienClassification : Deuxième Grand Cru ClasséOwner : Famille Borie
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Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1994

The wine

Perfectly balanced, it reveals a lovely aromatic bouquet, that is enhanced by notes of cedar and spices. Unusually long to evolve, this wine needs at least ten years to express all of its finesse and complexity.

About the Producer Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Saint Julien may not have any first growths, but if we forget about ranking and focus on quality, Château Ducru Beaucaillou is a perfect ambassador for the appellation. Created at the end of the 17th century, the property quickly demonstrated a capacity to produce fine wines. A century later, when mildew was destroying many of Bordeaux's vineyards, Ducru Beaucaillou managed to escape thanks to a new treatment discovered by the château's steward: the famous bouillie bordelaise (Bordeaux mixture) consisting of copper sulphate and lime, which is still used today. However, as it was popular in America, the property suffered greatly during prohibition, which deprived it of many customers. In 1941, Ducru Beaucaillou was bought by Francis Borie, who renovated the winery and replanted the vineyard. The property is still skilfully managed by the Borie family, who have managed to maintain the exceptional quality of the production.

The considerable presence of cailloux (pebbles) in the vineyard's soil, which is of course the origin of the château's name, contributes greatly to the wine's quality.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 2 bottles

Level : 2 NormalObservation : 2 Slightly marked label

Origin : private individual

Type of cellar : underground, natural cellar

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 12.5 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Saint-Julien

Classification : Deuxième Grand Cru Classé

Owner : Famille Borie

Vintage : 1994

Colour : red

Ageing potential : collectable bottle

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : environmentally friendly More information....

Size (in ha) : 75 hectares

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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