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2001 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49587-2001

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$164.67

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($50-$65) Moderately saturated ruby-red. Aromas of redcurrant, cedar and tobacco. At once juicy and soft, with currant and tobacco flavors. Offers a silky texture and lovely volume but not quite the structure or grip of the 2002. But this is lush, captivating claret.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Loads of crushed berries on the nose, with hints of flowers and minerals. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, cappuccino and berry aftertaste. Really refined.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Lots of evolution and an almost biscuity nose. Quite light and relatively delicate. A pretty, well balanced wine. Not for the very long term.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Frank K
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Tj R
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
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 689 bottles owned
  • 165 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 165 collectors)