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Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 2eme Cru St Julien

DUCR075
This 49 hectare estate has recently been in outstanding form to maintain its reputation a a 'Super Second Growth'. Truly a great Claret!
Type:
Vintage:
2014
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 from 2024 through to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
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£120.00
 

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

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. Following several changes in ownership, including the Johnston family and the Desbarats family, the estate is now run by the Borie family who also reside at the property. Bruno Borie, the third generation of the Borie dynasty at Ducru-Beaucaillou, heads-up the business today as 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. The Ducru-Beaucaillou estate consists of 245 hectares in total, with 100 hectares planted with vines.

Tasting Notes

Structured and tight, this is a colossal wine. Powerful, chewy, yet also very well defined with an impressive elegant streak that balances the black fruit concentration. There are influences of chocolate, coffee and vanilla that give a lovely dimension to the cassis fruit.

Food Matches

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

Press Comments

DECANTER - Superb nose, totally luscious fruit for 95% Cabernet Sauvignon – pure vineyard ripeness. A total success in this vintage as one can now expect from Ducru. Steven Spurrier - decanter.com - Apr 2015