1983 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 750ml

1983 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 750ml

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1983 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a property in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc, rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It is often described as the quintessential Saint-Julien – deeply colored and powerfully ripe, yet balanced and harmonious. The grand vin usually needs 10 years of aging and can last for decades. A second wine, Croix de Beaucaillou, is also produced from the Ducru vineyard.

The 75-hectare (185-acre) vineyard is situated in the southeast of the appellation, near the village of Beychevelle and bordering Branaire-Ducru. It is near the river, which gives protection from frost and hail, and on the deepest gravel layers there is enhanced drainage, evening warmth, and a protective layer stopping the subsoil from drying out in heat waves. Alluvial deposits and a high clay content enrich the soil, and the vineyard takes its name from these "beautiful stones". It is planted 70 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 percent to Merlot.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1983
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Ducru Beaucaillou
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 1983 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux This wine possesses an austerity and aggressiveness to its tannin, but it is a very good to excellent Ducru-Beaucaillou with an earthy, peppery nose of black fruits, earth, and minerals. The wine's attack and mid-palate are ripe, with smoky, black currant fruit. I doubt the 1983 will ever fully shed its tannic astringency, but it is a savory, medium to full-bodied wine that has reached full maturity. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1983
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Ducru Beaucaillou
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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