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Ducru Beaucaillou -Pack Owc 1996

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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: razmaspaz
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06/30/2009

Had this with Christmas dinner '08. It was closed at first but opened up to very nice fruit, lots of subtle spice, cedar, and great fruit. Loved it.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/24/2014

Proprietor Alfred Tesseron should be commended for taking what was a good robust fifth-growth Pauillac and in three years 1994 1995 and 1996 producing a wine that is one of the finest of the vintage. If there is such a thing as the frugal person s Chateau Latour it may be Pontet-Canet. Despite the fact that this estate s vineyards are adjacent to Mouton-Rothschild the 1994 1995 and 1996 wines have had more in common with Latour than any other Pauillac. The 1996 looks to be another cla


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/24/2014

I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential but it appears a decade s worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a saturated dark purple. With coaxing the wine offers aromas of black currant jam intertwined with minerals sweet oak and spice. A full-bodied wine it possesses layered concentrated sweet fruit with an elevated level of ripe tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035. Rober


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/31/2011

This extraordinary wine may be the greatest Ducru-Beaucaillou I have ever tasted. For now, let's call it the finest wine made at this estate since 1982. Moreover, it is developing in such a manner that it may even eclipse that renowned vintage. The 1... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou 750ml


External Review
04/16/2009

In der Nase merkt man die Aromen von Cassis und Pflaume. Der Wein überzeugt im Gaumen durch die besonders feinen Gewürznoten.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/24/2014

A classic Pauillac the 1996 continues to flesh out revealing an opaque purple color and a magnificent creme de cassis nose reminiscent of the superb vintages of Mouton-Rothschild (Pontet-Canet s neighbor). The wine is full-bodied as well as extraordinarily rich ripe and powerful with layers of sweet black fruits intertwined with earth minerals and spicy oak. Massive on the palate with lofty tannin but equally high extract this is a profound Pontet-Canet that may turn out to be even m


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

A classic Pauillac, the 1996 continues to flesh out, revealing an opaque purple color, and a magnificent creme de cassis nose reminiscent of the superb vintages of Mouton-Rothschild (Pontet-Canet's ne... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Pontet-Canet 1500ml



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