Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2008

Saint-Julien, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2008

Saint-Julien, France

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Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
£120.00
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£120.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 33% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Bruno Borie Optimum Drinking: 2016-2035 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 101881 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008 was one of the finest wines of the 2008 Bordeaux vintage - a great effort from this Saint-Julien second growth, with masses of aging potential.

Ducru-Beaucaillou is right at the top of the ladder in Saint-Julien, and it is known as a 'Super Second' – a second growth producing wines equal or superior to the illustrious first growths. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones (beaux cailloux) found in its unique wine-growing soils, and the château is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned the estate for 60 years.

Reviews

“One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character.” eRobertParker.com

"This is dark and brooding, with a tarry wall holding the black currant, melted licorice and espresso notes at bay for now. Extra roasted sage, cedar and briar push in on the finish, which shows an old-school hint." Wine Spectator