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  • Country ranking ?

    494
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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The Story

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique wine-growing terroir. This exceptional ecosystem produces fine, elegant, tasty wines, with a long finish – in short, archetypal Saint-Julien wines.

Perched on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary, in the centre of a hundred-year-old park, Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Victorian-style castle, which has, over time, becom...

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Wine Information

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou : our 2000 vintage

Château Tasting notes-
The colour is very concentrated in tones of
purple violet. The nose is impressive by its complexity and intensity: charming notes of black current, red fruits, enhanced by a slight touch of vanilla and flowers.In the mouth, the attack is rich with silky and elegant tannins. The finish is long and fruity.
The Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 is racy and elegant, it is a rich, full...

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Vintage 2000

Weather conditions / The 2000 vintage was proclaimed from the start as one of the best vintages of modern times. In the spring of 2003, I had many opportunities to find out if we really had a true dream vintage on our hands.

During the 2000 harvest, while doing a “personal inspection” in the vineyards, I noticed that something extraordinary was on the way. The grapes looked extremely healthy.

While the sorting table was rolling, I observ...

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Written Notes

The ’03 was paired with a nose that had ‘‘82 goodness,’ I wrote. It was nutty and creamy with rich earth and spice aromas, and a kiss of oak in a hot way. I really thought about this being an ’82 for a bit, but it turned out to be the 2000 Ducru Beaucaillou. This was class in a glass and a long and special wine. Its acid unfurled slowly yet surely and let everyone know this is a wine in it for the long haul. If you love claret, you should buy this wine whenever you see it, it should be double in price (96).
  • 96p

Tasted in November 2022. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon + 30% Merlot. Very intense on the nose with ripe blackcurrants, tobacco, red meat, and truffles, Potent and concentrated, it has a strong backbone and depth and excellent midpalate and structure. It is sophisticated and rich. Simply an outstanding effort and wine with an enormously long live-span.

  • 97p
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St.Julien, Bordeaux
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