Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2010

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 2010

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

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  • Case of 6
£180.00
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£180.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 10% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Bruno Borie Optimum Drinking: 2025-2050 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102837 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010 was one of the great wines of the excellent 2010 Bordeaux vintage - a great effort from this Saint-Julien second growth, with masses of aging potential.

2010 was another great Bordeaux vintage, following on from the sensational 2009 vintage, and it may well end up the equal of (if not surpassing) both 2005 and 2009 – with so many wines showing a perfect balance of fruit, tannins, acidity and alcohol. It was a different vintage to 2009, and 2010 Bordeaux generally warrant greater ageing.

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

“With loads of minerality, a terrific opaque purple color, and slightly more structure and tannin than either Poyferre or St.-Pierre (and that’s saying something), this is a blockbuster, fabulous Ducru Beaucaillou that should be at its best a good decade from now and last 40-50 years. The proprietor is not alone in thinking this is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou since the 1961. The classic wet rock, creme de cassis, subtle oak and gravelly stoniness of the vineyard come through in this spectacular, full-bodied, gorgeously pure and intense effort. This is wine for the ages that should be forgotten for at least a decade." Robert Parker