1990 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

Reg: $184.94

$139.94

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out of stock

Reg: $184.94

$139.94

This product is
out of stock

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1993
The 1990 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a dark ruby-colored wine that is similar to both the 1986 and 1985 given its forward bouquet of oak minerals and cassis attractive ripeness firm tannins excellent concentration and density... expand The 1990 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a dark ruby-colored wine that is similar to both the 1986 and 1985 given its forward bouquet of oak minerals and cassis attractive ripeness firm tannins excellent concentration and density and powerful tannic long finish. It is one of the more closed 1990s. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2015. A few examples of the 1990 Ducru have revealed the scent of cardboard intermingled with the wine's rich mineral and cassis aromas. Other bottles have been totally clean. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1990
Size 750ML

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Ducru-Beaucaillou is a fine, elegant, and delicious wine with a long finish - in short, an archetypal Saint-Julien. The grapes are hand-picked, and the sorting process takes place on mobile tables in the vineyard to keep the healthy grapes separate from substandard ones. Fermentation is by traditional techniques and only the best fruit is used to produce the wine.

Winery

Ducru Beaucaillou

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful large stones that characterize its unique Saint-Julien terroir. Unusual for Bordeaux, it is one of the only castles to be built directly above the barrel cellars and one of the few estates producing a ‘Grand Cru Classe’ still inhabited by its owners. The Borie family has owned this estate and has lived here for over sixty years, in the sumptuous aromas of their wine.

Rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, Ducru sits on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary. Its 75-hectare vineyard is planted 70% to Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% to Merlot with an average vine age of 35 years.

Today, the estate is managed by the company Jean Eugene Borie SA, which is owned by Mrs. Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugene.