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Ducru Beaucaillou 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

Château Pontet-canet:
After a difficult viticulture season in 2007, we had hoped for a little more peace. Unfortunately, life choose otherwise. While the first grapes were emerging in the vineyard, Gérard Tesseron was taken from us brutally, leaving as he had lived: with discretion and humility. His passing put the year’s difficult climate into some perspective compared to life’s tragedies. By then, our success ... Read more
After a difficult viticulture season in 2007, we had hoped for a little more peace. Unfortunately, life choose otherwise. While the first grapes were emerging in the vineyard, Gérard Tesseron was taken from us brutally, leaving as he had lived: with discretion and humility. His passing put the year’s difficult climate into some perspective compared to life’s tragedies. By then, our success in containing the pressure of unparalleled illness had become quite trivial. The vinestock carries within it the memory of the successive generations that have shaped it at some point in its life. It is, however, facing the times ahead, by bearing future crops and forces us to serve it with the same state of mind. We have therefore pampered the young grapes with just as much devotion, but with a heavier heart than usual. Life has given us a few subtle ways of helping plants to withstand delicate periods more easily. That was especially useful this year, in which we had four months of rain and a shortage of sunlight over the course of the summer. We have made gains in terms of precision in our commitment to natural viticulture, in which the vinestock is gently and harmoniously supported throughout its development. Without the traumas of 2007, which improved our knowledge, we would certainly not have been able to navigate our way through the 2008 viticulture season quite as successfully. More anecdotally, and for the first time in over 40 years, we heard the sound of horses’ hooves in the courtyard once again. This is still just an experiment aimed at doing all vine work using horses, in order to avoid compacting the soil. A major change is taking shape. But nothing is simple in adapting the use of horses to modern demands without drifting back to outdated practices. A review will be conducted after two seasons. Nonetheless, the horses did not take us away from the vineyard which needed the attention of all concerned in order to deal with the changeable weather. Thankfully, September was much more lenient. The grape-pickers, who arrived in the last week of the month, were able to remove the leaves from all of the vines in the vineyard so that the grapes could enjoy the slightest ray from the gentle autumn sun. That allowed us to wait until the very beginning of October to start harvesting the Merlot grapes; the yield was particularly low after a blossoming that happened in cold, damp conditions. Then it was time once again to wait for the Cabernets, with another break for several days. Finally, on the 8th of October, we began the harvest for the Cabernet-Franc, then the Cabernet Sauvignon the following day. The Petit-Verdot harvest began on the 15th. The last bunches of grapes were cut down on the 16th under still-sunny skies. Despite the unpredictable weathers menaces, these were certainly the most peaceful harvests we had had for a long time. The sorting tables, worked by meticulous yet relaxed staff, again showed their priority in respecting the fruit itself before the grapes fall into the vats by gravity. The vinifications were both straightforward with relatively easy fermentations and highly complex as the extractions had to be continually adapted depending on the tastings conducted several times a day. It is still too soon to guess the qualitative level of the wines and attempt to find the slightest resemblance with any of their predecessors. It will be itself first and foremost, and that is the main thing. But it will also carry with it all the love that we feel for this magnificent domaine. Everything is telling us to calmly wait for next spring’s tastings. We will be happy to welcome you from the 1st of April to taste the Château Pontet-Canet 2008. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ducru Beaucaillou

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,241
4.00 5
06/20/2010

Lots of oak on the nose with big notes of candied cinnamon spice, red fruits, citrussy tones and hints of sandalwood and even some exotic guava tones – a bit thick on entry, seamless if still showing strong oak influences, lots of jammy fruit, black currant, crème de cassis, acids are b a bit spiky, tannins are powdery and raw on the moderately long finish (89-90)


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
09/27/2010

Pretty red nose of fresh berry, wood and earth. Very ripe berry! Sweet fruit among nice round tannin. Good balance, very approachable. Really nice. Supple and structured. - Blind tasted 9/15/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
5.00 5
09/27/2010

Pretty nose, nice, approachable and balanced. Currant and slight dark licorice. Full bodied with velvety tannins and a caressing finish. Wonderfully rounded with great depth and balance. Nice flavor of red berry shining through the dense mouthfeel. Very nice! - Blind tasted 9/15/10


External Reviews for Ducru Beaucaillou

External Review
10/15/2009

A solid wine, with plenty of rose petal, berry and currant character. Full and chewy. Ripe and very powerful. Wait and see, but impressive for the vintage. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou 3000ml


External Review
01/12/2010

This year the wine is made from a very large majority of cabernet sauvignon 90% and 10% merlot. Lovely intense and shinny color. For now the nose is rather discreet yet upon swirling it reveals depth fruit a smoky characteristic and once more some cherry aromas. Lovely on entry the wine develops sliding on the palate both juicy and silky. It evolves fruity less pulpy than the 2005 of course towards a long finish made of fine-grained tannins. The body is rather classic from its balance and its straight style on the palate that is induced by the strong presence of cabernet sauvignon. A success of the vintage. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Dieser Wein ist ein aussergewöhnlich kräftiger Wein mit einer dichten lila Farbe, Intensität und einer schönen süssen Nase von Frühlingsblumen, Himbeeren, Heidelbeeren, Graphit und Crème de Cassis. Vollmundig mit einer fabelhaften Konzentration.


External Review
01/16/2009

Deep red color with a light ruby rim. Expressive aromas of chocolate, coffee, and mocha with some dark fruits in there as well. Ripe blackberry and blueberry attribute to a luscious and delightful mid-palate. Showing good concentration and complexit... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Pontet-Canet 750ml


External Review
01/12/2010

Purple color of good intensity. Fruity floral fresh and ripe nose. Very lovely and tasty on entry the wine develops finely pulpy with taste flesh and fine tannins. Enjoyable and aromatic on the finish. This is delicious and with depth. Good length. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com



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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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