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Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé  2008 - Lot of 3 Bottles

Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2008

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 2008

Lot description

  • Quantity 3 Bottles
  • Level:3 into-neck
  • Label: 2 good appearance, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot noir
  • Peak: Drink until 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
95+/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
92/100Wine Spectator
17/20Jancis Robinson
18,5/20RVF
92(+?)/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
89/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink until 2035

Tasting notes - Extract
"(...) this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential." R. Parker (05/2011)