2004 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
One can't say enough about the efforts Bruno Borie is pouring into this wonderful estate that I have often called the â_oLafite Rothschild of St.-Julien.â__ An undeniable success the 2004 Ducru boasts sweet aromas of... One can't say enough about the efforts Bruno Borie is pouring into this wonderful estate that I have often called the â_oLafite Rothschild of St.-Julien.â__ An undeniable success the 2004 Ducru boasts sweet aromas of creme de cassis spring flowers pain grille licorice and road tar. This pure medium-bodied wine possesses moderately high tannin superb concentration good sweetness and low acidity. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years. Also tasted: 2004 Croix de Beaucaillou (88; $25.00)
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberry and currant. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a long caressing finish. This is a Ducru with reserve and lots of finesse. Best after 2011. 15000 cases made. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2004

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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.