1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 750ml

1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux - 750ml

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1989 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 1989
Rating 92 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Ducru Beaucaillou
Color Red
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Robert Parker

Rating 1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux In 1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou made an exceptional wine. It tastes like a hypothetical blend of their 1986 and 1982. Less powerful and concentrated than the 1982, but not nearly as backward nor as tannic as the 1986, the 1989 is one of the Medoc's most elegantly rendered wines. Dark ruby, with a more perfumed, toasty character than usual, this medium-bodied, earthy, currant and mineral-flavored wine exhibits plenty of depth, surprising acidity for the vintage, firm tannins, and an understated yet authoritative style that makes it a benchmark for its type. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1989
Rating 92 RP
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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