2011 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WE 96
  • NM 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92

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Reg: $274.94

$244.94

This product is
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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
This wine is big dense and impressive with plenty of concentration as well as acidity. It is balanced bringing the big ripe black-fruit flavor and firm tannins together with great style. - R.V.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Grand Vin is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that is being aged in 95% new oak. It has a broody introspective bouquet compared to the 2009 and 2010 as one would expect although it is well defined with... The Grand Vin is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that is being aged in 95% new oak. It has a broody introspective bouquet compared to the 2009 and 2010 as one would expect although it is well defined with fine minerality a seam of dried herbs a touch of rosemary and thyme underneath a patina of black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh citric entry. There is a slight hardness to the tannins although that will soften in time although it is still struck through with a tensile streak. The finish has a firm tannic backbone hints of soy and a saline touch towards the finish. This is an intriguing Ducru that should repay extended cellaring. Tasted April 2012.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This shows excellent aromas of crushed berries, minerals and roses. Full body with silky, balanced tannins. Fruity and reserved. Shows wonderful finesse for the Médoc in 2011. Better after 2018.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou (which normally represents 1/3 to ½ of the entire crop) possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with a beautiful nose of sweet creme de cassis, crushed rock and spring flower aromas. This... The 2011 Ducru Beaucaillou (which normally represents 1/3 to ½ of the entire crop) possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with a beautiful nose of sweet creme de cassis, crushed rock and spring flower aromas. This rich, medium to full-bodied St.-Julien is among the most concentrated wines of the Medoc. Moderate tannin is sweet and well-integrated. This beauty will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and keep for two decades. 92+ - Robert Parker
JJB 97
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% merlot. Located over 75 hectares between Beychevelle to the north and Latour to the south. Vines are planted in gravel and "cailloux" the large pebbles that gave the estate its name. Aged in... 85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% merlot. Located over 75 hectares between Beychevelle to the north and Latour to the south. Vines are planted in gravel and "cailloux" the large pebbles that gave the estate its name. Aged in 95% new oak for up to 18 months. 2011 saw Ducru Beaucaillou's lowest yields in 25 years due much in part to extensive green harvesting. Nearly opaque at the core with a beautiful bright ruby/violet rim. Aromas of black cherry baking chocolate and boysenberry emerge from the glass. Shows excellent concentration and balance throughout. The palate is filled with lush black fruit coffee and more chocolate. Defined by richness and silkiness the tannins fall right into place. Beautiful effort with a sublime finish. One of the top wines of the Left bank. Enjoy 2017-2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2011

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.