1995 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WS 97
  • WA 94
  • IWC 94

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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 1998
The greatest Ducru produced this century. Breathtaking aromas of berries violets vanilla and blackberries set the stage for a wine that's full-bodied and tannic yet very fine and long in the mouth...
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1998
...a knock-out nose of blueberry and black raspberry/cassis fruit intertwined with minerals flowers and subtle toasty new oak. Like its younger sibling the wine possesses a sweet rich mid-palate (from extract and ripeness... ...a knock-out nose of blueberry and black raspberry/cassis fruit intertwined with minerals flowers and subtle toasty new oak. Like its younger sibling the wine possesses a sweet rich mid-palate (from extract and ripeness not sugar) layers of flavor good delineation and grip but generally unobtrusive tannin and acidity. It is a classic compelling example of Ducru-Beaucaillou that should not be missed...
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
...Knockout perfumed nose of great purity: cassis violet minerals and bitter chocolate. A penetrating wine of outstanding vinosity and verve; offers great tensile strength. Youthfully tight classic claret whose extremely... ...Knockout perfumed nose of great purity: cassis violet minerals and bitter chocolate. A penetrating wine of outstanding vinosity and verve; offers great tensile strength. Youthfully tight classic claret whose extremely long finish features very fine tannins...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1995

Label

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.