2000 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 95
  • IWC 92

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, April 2014
Wonderful rose and currant aromas with hints of mint. It’s full-bodied yet very finely textured, with good fruit concentration and length. Continuing to improve in the bottle.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2003
Fantastic aromas of blackberries wild berries and minerals. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied and very tight with big silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Superb. A muscular Ducru. Best after 2010. 17500 cases made. (JS)
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints... A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035. - Robert M. Parker, Jr
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
($100-$135) Bright ruby-red less saturated than the 2002. Very pure aromas of cassis minerals and mocha with a hint of raw berries. Juicy pure and tightly wound with intense flavors of dark berries bitter chocolate... ($100-$135) Bright ruby-red less saturated than the 2002. Very pure aromas of cassis minerals and mocha with a hint of raw berries. Juicy pure and tightly wound with intense flavors of dark berries bitter chocolate espresso and licorice. Broadens impressively on the long aromatic suave finish showing lovely grip and class. Finer than Borie's 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste and in need of longer aging but not clearly stronger. 92(+?) points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2000

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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.