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Ducru Beaucaillou -Pack Owc 1990

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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

External Reviews for Ducru Beaucaillou -Pack Owc

External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

2me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

2ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/09/2011

The 1990 is a dark ruby-colored wine with a forward bouquet of oak, minerals, and cassis, attractive ripeness, firm tannins, excellent concentration and density, and a powerful, tannic, long finish. It is very closed and requires considerable patien... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Ducru Beaucaillou 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/15/2012

The 1990 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a dark ruby-colored wine that is similar to both the 1986 and 1985, given its forward bouquet of oak, minerals, and cassis, attractive ripeness, firm tannins, excellent concentration and density, and powerful, tannic, lo... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Ducru Beaucaillou 750ml



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