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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou St Julien 1989

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pertit Verdot
Vintage: 1989
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%

The Wine
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou was the first second growth producer to break away from the crowd and start to attract higher prices and create the "Super Seconds" group that it belongs in. With a name originating from the estates first owner, Ducru, and the name of the vineyard itself, Beaucaillou, "Ducru" has long produced wines of utmost elegance and lovely balance. 1989 was a dream vintage, one of the best of the decade. Extremely well crafted, this prestigious red wine is into its drinking window at the moment, and will continue up until 2020.

Appellation d’origine contrôlée’ of Saint-Julien‘Grand cru classé’ in 1855.The origins of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou lie in the 18th century, specifically 1720. It owes its name to the ‘beautiful large pebbles / stones’ that characterise its terroir, which offers exceptional wine-making conditions that translate into the finesse and elegance of its wines. Like the greatest of the ‘grands crus classés’ that stretch along the estuary from Margaux in the south to Saint-Estèphe in the north, this estate is perched on a splendid Médoc site with incomparable views over the Gironde.It is one of the only castles in Bordeaux to be built over its cellars, and one of the few estates producing a ‘grand cru classé’ still inhabited by its owners. The Borie family has owned this estate for over sixty years. Jean-Eugène Borie SA runs the estate which belongs to Mrs Jean-Eugène Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno Eugène (Chairman of the Board).

Producer Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Color Red
Alcohol Content 12.5%
Serving Temperature 16°C
Vintage 1989
Grape Variety Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pertit Verdot
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Drink/Keep
Bottle Size 75cl
Wine Spectator 92 Points

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