2006 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Very perfumed and beautiful showing blackberry and raspberry aromas with hints of vanilla. Deep and complex. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a long powerful finish. Excellent for the vintage. Best after 2015. -JS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the château, the 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou has a precocious bouquet for the vintage: opulent ripe dark cherry, red plum and cassis fruit, mint and hints of vanilla pod. It is very well defined and very sensual. The... Tasted at the château, the 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou has a precocious bouquet for the vintage: opulent ripe dark cherry, red plum and cassis fruit, mint and hints of vanilla pod. It is very well defined and very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet opening, plenty of dark cherry and blackberry, Hoisin, a touch of cedar and again mint. There is fine depth here, surprisingly young with a dense, slightly tarry finish that suggests another 2-3 years will be appropriate. - Neal Martin
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright red-ruby. Deep vibrant aromas of currant sour cherry graphite cedar and licorice. Sappy suave and energetic with terrific verve and framing acidity to the tightly wound flavors of dark cherry currant spices and... Bright red-ruby. Deep vibrant aromas of currant sour cherry graphite cedar and licorice. Sappy suave and energetic with terrific verve and framing acidity to the tightly wound flavors of dark cherry currant spices and minerals. Wonderfully primary and penetrating Saint-Julien almost painfully intense yet weightless. Finishes very long and fine with terrific definition. An infant today with a long life ahead of it. 93+ points
JJB 97
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
Incredibly dark inky core surrounded by a bright fuchsia rim. On the nose rich blue fruits and sweet boysenberry are surrounded by butterscotch and a streak of cool minerality. Great power on the palate front to back... Incredibly dark inky core surrounded by a bright fuchsia rim. On the nose rich blue fruits and sweet boysenberry are surrounded by butterscotch and a streak of cool minerality. Great power on the palate front to back. Rich dark fruits are supported by a core of minerals and light metallics. Full and balanced this is one of the wines of the vintage. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2006

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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.