Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2009

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2009

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

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  • Case of 6
£240.00
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£240.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Bruno Borie Optimum Drinking: 2020-2070 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102177 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009 was rated one of the great wines of the excellent 2009 Bordeaux vintage - a great effort from this Saint-Julien second growth, with masses of aging potential.

Robert Parker, said of the 2009 vintage that it was “unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted,” and awarded an unprecedented 19 wines (18 red, 1 white) his magical 100 point rating.

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

“The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent! Bruno Borie has done a remarkable job at Ducru Beaucaillou." Robert Parker