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Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1961

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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

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Snooth User: Grande Passione
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5.00 5
09/17/2007

appearance: clear bright (yes, even after 46 years...) of pale yet rich intentsity tawny color at the core and a wide brown rim breaking and mahogany at the edge. with several luscious legs at slipering along the bowl of my glass... nose: clean (alleluia!), of medium (+) intensity, fully developped with savoury and complex aromas of tobbaco, dark chocolate, spices, tar, cedarwood.. palate: dry with low acidity, low tannins and medium (-) alcohol level. a medium (-) body with medium (+) intensity of delicious flavours of humid tobacco with dark cholate laced with black pepper, a touch of cardamon and cedar, a slight savoury edge. a long, delicious, and savoury finish. silky and soft on the palate. amazing quality, balance, and complexity.


Snooth User: belasan
7146267
5.00 5
05/12/2008

I love the wine!


Snooth User: belasan
7146267
4.50 5
05/12/2008

Four and a half glasses



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