2005 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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ETA: Jul. 2018

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2006
Bruno Borie has done a fabulous job at Ducru Beaucaillou. The 2003 may be the greatest Ducru produced in the last 3-4 decades and the 2005 is not far behind. A more backward style of wine with higher tannin more elevated... Bruno Borie has done a fabulous job at Ducru Beaucaillou. The 2003 may be the greatest Ducru produced in the last 3-4 decades and the 2005 is not far behind. A more backward style of wine with higher tannin more elevated acids and extremely high alcohol (13.6%) for this estate its inky/purple color is followed by notes of sweet cassis and plums intermixed with licorice crushed rocks and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied and structured with a whoppingly long finish it needs 8-10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030+. It is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
(67% cabernet sauvignon and 33% merlot) Bright ruby. Wonderfully aromatic nose offers blackberry kirsch violet licorice and minerals. Densely packed and classy with ripe acids giving precision to the cassis cherry mineral... (67% cabernet sauvignon and 33% merlot) Bright ruby. Wonderfully aromatic nose offers blackberry kirsch violet licorice and minerals. Densely packed and classy with ripe acids giving precision to the cassis cherry mineral and bitter chocolate flavors. Powerful yet light on its feet thanks to the impression of energy. This really coats the entire palate. Finishes with superb length and noble tannins. Shows little of the cedar and coconut qualities that past vintages have shown; in fact thus far there's little sign of the wine's oak component. (The estate's La Croix de Beaucaillou a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot is aromatic suave and intensely flavored if a bit tightly wound and should offer good value in its price range; I preferred this wine to the Lalande-Borie which seemed a bit chunky and raw in comparison and showed some dry tannins.) 92-94 points
JJB 97
JJ Buckley, April 2006
67% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot. This is a bit more merlot than usual. Dark almost black red fading to a bright violet rim. Interesting nose of sweet red currant fig starfruit plum and raspberry. Beautiful red... 67% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot. This is a bit more merlot than usual. Dark almost black red fading to a bright violet rim. Interesting nose of sweet red currant fig starfruit plum and raspberry. Beautiful red raspberry entry onto the palate with candied cherries hints of sweet oak and a long spicy finish. Huge ripe tannins and a big bold mouthfeel. Will be aged for 18 months in 87% new oak. Built to last.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005

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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.