Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2011


75cl / 13%

Elegance, harmony and grace, backed with true weight and depth – the 2011 Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the vintage’s stars.

Availability: 12 in stock

Tasting Notes

Colour: Ruby-purple colour
Aroma: Fragrant notes of underbrush, tilled soil, tree bark and fungi over a core of red currant jelly, preserved plums, cassis and mulberries.
Palate: Medium-bodied with a fresh, citric entry. The finish has a firm tannic backbone, hints of soy and a saline touch towards the finish.
Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot.
Awards: 93pts – James Suckling ; 91pts – International Wine Cellar

Fabulous aromas of blackberries, plums, meat and rose petals. Full body, with special richness for the vintage with a sweetness not seen in many wines. Velvety tannins that are polished and beautiful. – 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.


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