Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
Another rock 'em sock 'em St.-Julien here
The origins of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou date back to the early 18th century, when the Bergeron family acquired it in 1720. It rapidly gained a fine reputation in France and abroad, and by the time of the Revolution already received foreign visitors.
"Really perfumed and complex with blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Gorgeous cabernet sauvignon character. Full-bodied with really fine, polished tannins. Superb length and intensity. Very compact and seamless. Ethereal. Just goes on and on." 98-99 pts, James Suckling
"A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, brought up in new oak, the 2020 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou offers a gorgeously pure nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed stone, toasty oak, and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, it reminds me of a hypothetical mix of the 2010 and 2016, offering serious concentration paired with a gorgeous sense of precision and purity. It's going to take a decade of cellaring to hit the early stages of maturity (it will have some up-front appeal if you're interested) yet evolve for 50 years or more. Along with the Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, it might be the wine of the vintage from the Médoc." 97-98 pts, Jeb Dunnuck
"An amazing Ducru, one of the wines of the vintage. Hugely persistent, chiselled and precise, yet succulent in its berry and cassis fruit character. The slate and pencil lead finish slows things down and grabs hold of you, I love the push-and-pull of the tannins. Always a confident and well-finessed wine, really flexing its muscles in 2020. 100% new oak barrels. 3.83pH." 98 pts, Jane Anson, Decanter
|Custom Stock Status||Pre-Order|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
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