2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
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The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent!
A leading producer from the 2eme Cru Classé, the wines provide many reasons for adoration. These are outstanding wines, with concentration, richness and stunning depth.
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou was built in 1720 and began acquiring its excellent reputation, both domestically and internationally, under the careful ownership of the Bergeron family.
The name Ducru was established in 1795 when Bertrand Ducru bought the property. Bertrand invested heavily in the château, vineyards and cellar facilities and gained second growth status in the 1855 classification.
Sandwiched between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south, Saint-Julien is renowned for the elegance and consistency of its wines. It also has the highest proportion of classified estates of all the Bordeaux appellations, with eleven classed estates accounting for almost 80 percent of the region’s production. The Léoville Châteaux, including Léoville-Las Cases, Léoville Poyferré and Léoville-Barton, along with Ducru-Beaucaillou, all produce impeccable, long-lived wines.
Bordeaux is France's most celebrated wine region. With 120,000 hectares under vine and producing over 700 million bottles of wine per year, Bordeaux is not only the most illustrious area, it is also one of the largest wine producing regions on earth.
Although most Bordeaux wines are classified as table wines or Bordeaux Supérieur, the region is better known for being the source for some of the world’s most prestigious fine wines. These include the five distinguished First Growths: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, and ...
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