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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 2007

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 2007

Sku: 052051

90 Pts, Wine Advocate
An outstanding effort from proprietor Bruno Borie, the 2007 Ducru exhibits sweet black currant fruit, licorice, lead pencil shaving, and wood spice characteristics along with medium to full body, a velvety mouthfeel, and outstanding density as well as richness. It is a strong effort for the vintage, and should drink well for 15+ years.

90 Pts, Wine Spectator
Offers sliced plum on the nose, with flowers and some oak. Medium-bodied, with polished, refined tannins that caress the palate. Builds on the finish. Racy for the vintage. Best after 2014. 10,500 cases made. –JS

Wine maker notes
A difficult vintage, however, vineyard work in August made the must, September sunshine finished the masterpiece.

Varietal Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Technical notes
The 75 hectares of the Ducru Beaucaillou vineyard stretch out along the eastern side of this vast communal terroir, hugging the river in the area where the quaternary gravels are the deepest. The stones have many advantages, enhancing soil drainage, reflecting the sun on the grapes in these closely planted vines, storing heat in the daytime and restoring it at night, affording a protective cover to the soil against desiccation during the hot summer months, and so on. The clay subsoil regulates the water supply of the vines, soaking up the surplus rain during wet periods and giving it back during droughts.

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut Medoc
Appellation: Saint Julien
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Classification: Second Growth

Reg. $229.99

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