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Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2000

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Château Ducru Beaucaillou Saint Julien 2000
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SKU 12269

750ml Bottle


Planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, Ducru Beaucaillou is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine producing estates in the Medoc dating back to the befginning of the 13th century. As a working Bordeaux vineyard in Saint Julien, the Bergeron family was in charge the chateau from 1720. Bertrand Ducru purchased the estate in 1795. He added his name to the winery which quickly earned fame under the name of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou. Ducru Beaucaillou also hired the well known Parisian architect, Paul Abadie to create a special chateau on the property.

Following more than seven decades at the helm of Ducru Beaucaillou, they sold the Saint Julien property to Lucie Caroline Dassier in 1866 for one million Francs, a record breaking cost for a wine estate at the time. Dassier was the wife of the famous Bordeaux wine merchant, negociant Nathaniel Johnston. Nathaniel Johnston knew what was needed at Ducru Beaucaillou. Johnston replanted the vineyards, modernized the cellars and performed numerous experiments on grape varietals and vine diseases.

Loses suffered from the 1929 depression forced the Johnston family to sell Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou to the Desbarats family. The Desbarats family, who were successful Bordeaux wine merchants sold the estate to Francis Borie in 1941. The Borie family by this time had extensive roots in the Bordeaux region. They moved to Bordeaux in the late 1800’s and started out as negociants. Today, the Borie family also own Chateau Grand Lacoste and Chateau Haut Batailley in Pauillac as well as other vineyards in the region. In 1953, Jean Eugene Borie took over the property, following in the footsteps of his father, Francois Borie. In 1978, Francois Xavier Borie began working at the estate full time, eventually taking over from his father after his passing in 1998. That continued until 2003 when his son Bruno Borie took over. He has become one of the most respected people in all of Bordeaux and taken Ducru-Beaucaillou to even higher heights.

Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine AdvocateA stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035.

Robert Parker, June 28, 2010
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Wine SpectatorThis has mature hints, but there's great focus as the cedar, bay and leather notes race along with, rather than pull away from, the core of fig and blackberry fruit flavors. The long, bittersweet cocoa—dusted finish provides a solid bass line.--Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2023.

James Molesworth, 2016