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Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé  2006 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2006

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

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Lot Description: Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2006

Lot description

  • Quantity 2 Bottles
  • Level:2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot noir
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2035
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 75
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic 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.

    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.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
94/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
95/100Wine Spectator
18/20 (2009)Bettane & Desseauve
17/20Jancis Robinson
18/20RVF
93+/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
94/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2035

Tasting notes - Extract
"The 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet perfume of graphite, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, and subtle toasty oak. Despite their prominent place in the wine’s structure, the sweetness of the tannins and the full-bodied, muscular style suggest exceptional patience will be required." R. Parker (02/2009)