137 Ratings
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
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Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage) The weather in June was fine. The month of July was torrid and cause for concern. Crop-thinning was carried out so as to leave 4 to 6 bunches per vine at Ducru Beaucaillou and 6 to 8 bunches per vine at Lalande Borie. The first and limited leaf-pulling was done over the entire vineyard: to ensure that the clusters were properly ventilated. While still being protected from too much exposure to the sun that could burn them. Atlantic weather prevailed in August. It was moderately hot, with some showers during the last two weeks of the month. The first fortnight of September was sunny, even torrid, with temperatures exceeding 30 °C. This favoured the quick maturation of the Merlots which developed record levels of sugar, identical to those attained in 2005 and 2003. The Cabernets Sauvignons ripened later. Extensive leaf-pulling was carried out around the clusters so that they could fully benefit from the tender September sunshine and thus attain full maturity. This also ensured the proper airing of the berries and prevented the development of botrytis.

Winemaker's Notes

Supple yet full-bodied, a typically fine Saint Julien that needs 8-10 years to reveal its rich and fruity, elegant flavors of cassis, vanilla and ripe blackberries.

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    Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD Average: $242 From: $174 To: $299 Search Rank 25 What is search rank? Over all vintages, this was the 25th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 27th Score: 91. When to drink: 2003 to 2025 The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores: Critic Score When to drink Falstaff Magazin 94/100 Jean-Marc Quarin 94/100 2010 to 2025 Stephen Tanzer 94/100 2005 to 2025 CellarTracker 93/100 (173 notes from 129 users ) Decanter 18/20 Vinum Wine Magazine 18/20 2003 to 2020 Jancis Robinson 17.5/20

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