La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin (no reserve) 2005 - Lot of 2 Bottles
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La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin (no reserve) 2005

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic
  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance, 1 slightly scuffed label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: Second vin
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
  • More information....

La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin 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 2021

  • Vintage score: 19/20
  • What the experts say...

    "Sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit aromas soar from the glass of this open-knit seductress. A dense ruby/purple color, beautiful full-bodied, lush, expansive flavors, low acidity, and sweet tannin" R. Parker (04/2008)

    Lot presentation
    La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin

    Cuvée presentation

    Château Ducru Beaucaillou's second wine, made from the property's younger vines and vats that are not selected fro the grand vin. This wine has been bottled at the château since the 1995 vintage.

    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: 1 good appearance, 1 slightly scuffed label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: Second vin
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
    • Vintage: 2005
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2021
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Volume: 85000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

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    La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin (no reserve) 2005

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