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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou St.-Julien Pre-Arrival 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

*2012 Bordeaux Future. Delivery Fall 2015.*The plum, currant and blackberry fruit is well-integrated already, with taut anise, singed spice and apple wood notes. Sleek and refined, lacking the telltale sinew of the vintage. Very stylish through the finish, revealing a persistent anise note.Wine Specatator (93-96 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival. Summer 2015.*

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou:
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, Vict... Read more
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, become one of the great symbols of the Médoc. Unusually for Bordeaux, it is built directly above the barrel cellars, enveloping its owners, who have lived here for over sixty years, in the sumptuous aromas of their wine. Today, the estate is managed by the company Jean Eugène Borie SA, which is owned by Mrs Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugène, CEO since 2003, the third generation of the Borie family to head the estate. There are very close links between this estate and the five families who have been its successive owners. The estate’s history starts at the very beginning of the 13th century. Owned by the Bergeron family from 1720, the estate rapidly obtained a good reputation, in France and abroad: as early as this, visitors came from Scandinavia. The Municipal archives in Bordeaux dating from the French Revolution reveal that a sword and pistol were confiscated by the authorities from some Swedes, who were staying in the castle at the time. The estate was sold in 1795 to Bertrand Ducru who added his name to that of the castle, which then became known as “Ducru-Beaucaillou”. Ducru hired Parisian architect Paul Abadie to renovate the residence. The architect transformed it into a charterhouse in the Directoire style, adding a floor and an elegant façade which looks out over the eastern bank of the Gironde estuary, where, the intense 18th-century maritime traffic provided an animated show of sea-faring ships. Read less

External Reviews for Château Ducru-Beaucaillou St.-Julien Pre-Arrival

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The plum currant and blackberry fruit is well-integrated already with taut anise singed spice and apple wood notes. Sleek and refined lacking the telltale sinew of the vintage. Very stylish through the finish revealing a persistent anise note. Tasted non-blind. J.M. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This is a structured ripe wine that also has a great sense of freshnessvibrant blackberry flavor and lively acidity. The finish retains the same delicious freshness and brightness of this vintage. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

This is a structured ripe wine that also has a great sense of freshness


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

What is a primeur report without one of Pauillac


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Opaque purple with a narrow garnet rim the bouquet is at once aromatic and reserved. Copious amounts of blackberry liqueur smoke and minerals appear with some aeration swirling about in a seamless sea of aromas. There is a sense of immediate complexity and harmony also reflected on the medium/full-bodied palate where layers of flavor are revealed again and again. Unlike many of its Haut Medoc counterparts the length



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*2012 Bordeaux Future. Delivery Fall 2015.*The plum, currant and blackberry fruit is well-integrated already, with taut anise, singed spice and apple wood notes. Sleek and refined, lacking the telltale sinew of the vintage. Very stylish through the finish, revealing a persistent anise note.Wine Specatator (93-96 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival. Summer 2015.*

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