Colour: Medium red-ruby colour
Aroma: Bursts with bold, expressive blackcurrant cordial, baked plums and mulberries scents plus wafts of menthol, Marmite toast, black olives and dried lavender.
Palate: Full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with solid walls of super firm, super ripe tannins and bold freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing with great length.
Grape Varieties: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot.
Awards: 98pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 97pts – Wine Spectator; 100pts – James Suckling; 95pts – International Wine Cellar
The nose is phenomenal with perfect aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon with currant bush, blackberries and minerals. A pure expression of Cab. The palate is perfect with a full body, but has perfectly integrated tannins with a texture like the finest cashmere. It’s strong but noble with perfect form and beauty. All in harmony. A fabulous wine that everyone who loves Bordeaux should have a bottle or case of. Better in 2020. – James Suckling
History of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
Ducru Beaucaillou is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine producing estates in the Medoc. History dates what we know of as Ducru Beaucaillou all the back to the start of the 13th century. Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. In fact, the word Beaucaillou is translated into beautiful stones. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the “typical” Saint-Julien wine – elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The outstanding structure of these wines gives them great aging potential as well.