Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 1998 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 1998

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

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

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very marked label, 2 pricked label, 2 slightly worn label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
  • More information....

Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gigot de sept heures, Tournedos rossini, Chapon rôti.

Peak: Drink until 2025

What the experts say...

"Merveilleux d'élégance, le 1998 se distingue par un pourpre dense et des arômes de cassis, de mûre, de minéral et de groseille. En bouche, il est moyennement corsé, manifestant, outre une précision et des proportions d'excellent aloi, une pureté et une subtilité hors du commun." Source : R. Parker (03/02)

Lot presentation
Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Cuvée presentation

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.

Information about domain 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 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very marked label, 2 pricked label, 2 slightly worn label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2025
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 75
  • Intensity: Classic
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot noir

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