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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2003 2ème Cru St-Julien

DUCR040
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:
2003
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 through to 2025
Closure Type:
Cork
£145.00
 

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

This is a very untypical vintage and in this respect this wine is rather advanced. It is nonetheless immensely pleasurable.  The intense bouquet of juicy black and blueberry, some black currant and cassis, with leather and tobacco notes, reign you in! The palate delivers a big rush of syrupy black and blueberry, some cedar, and very ripe tannins. A very impressive wine.

Food Matches

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

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