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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1997 2ème Cru St-Julien

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is owned by the Borie family and is fully deserving of its ‘super-second’ status. Located in the south-east of the appellation the 50 hectares of vines are planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Highly sought after, this Château produces intense, powerful wines that are always beautifully balanced.
Type:
Vintage:
1997
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

This 49 hectare estate has recently been in outstanding form to maintain its reputation as a ‘Super Second Growth’. Bruno Borie has continued to reduce the quantity of Ducru produced, nearly halving the quantity since 2003. La Croix de Beaucaillou, the chateau’s second (and also very impressive) wine, now accounts for a greater share of the crop than the first wine. This has resulted in the quality of Ducru Beaucaillou sky rocketing. Once again this is a truly a great claret.

Tasting Notes

"A classy, complex bouquet of lead pencil, mineral, earth, cassis, and flowers jumps from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-colored 1997. Evolved and elegant, with noticeable tannin, it exhibits both breed and class as well as moderate weight, excellent depth, purity, and symmetry. Enjoy it now and over the next 10-12 years ... at the minimum"". Robert Parker Jr Wine Advocate #128 April 2000"

Food Matches

Enjoy with roast ribs of beef and yorkshire pudding with a horseradish, crème fraiche and mustard sauce.

Press Comments

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2000: "A classy, complex bouquet of lead pencil, mineral, earth, cassis, and flowers jumps from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-colored 1997. Evolved and elegant, with noticeable tannin, it exhibits both breed and class as well as moderate weight, excellent depth, purity, and symmetry. Enjoy it now and over the next 10-12 years ... at the minimum."

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