Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2nd Grand Cru Classé 2000


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Bordeaux, France
96 points


Saint-Julien may not have any 1er Cru Classé, but if we forget the rank to speak only in terms of quality, Château Ducru Beaucaillou turns out to be an ideal ambassador for the appellation. Born at the end of the 17th century, the estate very quickly demonstrated its ability to produce great wines. When a century later, mildew wiped out many Bordeaux vineyards, Ducru Beaucaillou managed to escape thanks to a brand new remedy discovered by the manager of the château himself: the famous Bordeaux mixture, a mixture of copper sulphate and lime. , still in use today. On the other hand, the domain suffered a lot from the period of prohibition across the Atlantic which deprived it of its fervent American amateurs. In 1941, Ducru Beaucaillou was bought by Francis Borie, who renovates the cellars and replants the vines. Today, the château is still masterfully managed by the Borie family, who work to maintain the exceptional quality of production.

70% cabernet sauvignon , 30% black merlot


96 points

But it's clearly outstanding now and seems to get better and better with age. It shows wonderful aromas of roses and currants with hints of mint. It's a full body yet very finely textured with pretty fruit concentration and length.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2035

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2nd Grand Cru Classé 2000

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2nd Grand Cru Classé 2000

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