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2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 89 WA
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 73278-2000-1500-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    There are 4,000-5,000 cases of Ducru's high quality La Croix de Beaucaillou, which generally contains more Merlot than the grand vin. The 2000 reveals that component in its succulence and flesh. It should age well for 10-12 years. Readers should seek this one out.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 92

    On opening, a bit tight and tannic. 45 minutes of air and the wine turned beautiful. Wonderful, Ducru aromas, silky mouth feel, long chocolatey finish.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: Rockitman
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very good in a great year the big houses like Ducru-Beaucaillou makes great 2nd labels and this is no exception. Still lively but mature, well balance and with nice complexities of cigar box, mature blackcurrant, cedar and smooth tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2022
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Yummy
    Drink Dates: 2011-2013
Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the "typical" Saint-Julien wine - elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The outstanding structure of these wines gives them great aging potential as well.

The Borie family has owned the estate for the past 60 years, and still lives in the chateau. The chateau itself is unusual for Bordeaux because the house was built directly over the cellar, which means the family lives literally surrounded by their wines. The estate's second wine is called La Croix de Beaucaillou.

See other similar producers:Chateau Pape Clement,Chateau Rauzan Segla,Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 290 bottles owned
  • 53 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 53 collectors)