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Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1985

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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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External Reviews for Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

For sheer elegance, charm, and finesse, the 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has it all. The wine is close to full maturity, yet retains a vibrancy and youthfulness that is unusual for a 1985. The generous flav... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Ducru Beaucaillou 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

5me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

5ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/20/2012

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Pontet-Canet 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2014

Tasted from magnum. Seductive and beautiful. Minty rich and fruity aromas and flavors caress the palate and tickle the throat. Medium- to full-bodied with super firm tannins and a long silky finish. Drink now or hold; will improve with age.--Cabernet Challenge. JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2014

For sheer elegance charm and finesse the 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has it all. The wine is close to full maturity yet retains a vibrancy and youthfulness that is unusual for a 1985. The generous flavors are soft but not flabby. The wine possesses outstanding concentration yet is elegant and refreshing. This is a beautifully knit harmonious Ducru. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted 3/97 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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