Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Transparent dark red. Cigar box and just ripe black currant. Ferrous. Lithe. Some wild herbs, violets, and a foxy feral quality. — 19 days ago

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Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Well stored bottle, No problems whatsoever Dark web info, Chateau Lalande Borie is a relatively new estate in the Medoc. The vineyard was initially created when the Borie family purchased 18 hectares of vines from Chateau Lagrange in 1970. To that, they added 12 more hectares of vines from various other growers, some of which needed planting.

Things changed with the 2018 vintage when the estate was renamed Le Petit Ducru.

Chateau Lalande Borie Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 25-hectare, Left Bank vineyard is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has a terroir of gravel and clay soils. The clay in the soil is part of the reason that today, you find more Merlot in the vineyard. Previously the Cabernet Sauvignon occupied 65% of the vineyard makeup.

The vineyard is well placed in the western part of the St. Julien appellation. It is situated inland, not too far from Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Talbot, and Chateau Gruaud Larose. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,500 vines per hectare.

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— 3 months ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Le Petit Ducru Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Ducru's third wine. Well I have had worse Saint Julien... I bought 5 bottles in a special discount (foire aux vins) in a local French hypermarket (Auchan) for a bargain of a price (22 Euro a bottle when it's sold 30+ Eur in France currently). Nice, true to type saint Julien nose with black currant, meat juice, tar, coffee beans. Good acid drive, black currant all along, good width, some width, some very vivid tannins that leave a very true to type drying, coffee grind layer before a very long finish with black currant and a tiny meat juice note in the rear. Well, it's clearly not the aristocratic first wine (that I don't know, by the way, happy to accept any invitation to try 😅), not the second wine or the second label (I am an absolute fan of Clos du Marquis) but it's a great saint Julien on its own with good width and length. Thumbs up! — a month ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

2001 vintage. A delicious wine from a much underrated vintage. Still very fresh. In a beautiful place now, but no hurry to drink this. Very elegant. Abv. 13% — a month ago

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Madame de Beaucaillou

Haut-Medoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

NOSE: mulberry, blueberry, twigs, leather, dried fig, carob, meat spices…

TASTE: as the nose, with lovely texture and smooth tannins - plus bitter cocoa. Lovely. 92.
— 6 months ago

Bob, Paul and 1 other liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Dark rubi robe, nose of blackcurrant, cedar and flowers. Very dense and elegant in the mouth, its balanced with very fine tannins, good length and complexity. This is top notch and good value at this high quality level. — a month ago

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Severn, Daniel and 4 others liked this

La Croix de Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Mint, tobacco leaf, medicinal aspirin, plum leaf, juicy red plum, med+ acidity, red currant, iron and blood. — 19 days ago

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Dark rubi robe, nose of blackcurrant, cedar and flowers. Very elegant and polished tannins, its an excellent vintage with the moderate and classical touch of the property. Great stuff.
— 4 months ago

Daniel, Adriana and 4 others liked this

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, floral spice and smoky cedar notes, aged 12 months in 60% new barrels. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry and black cherry with cacao, tobacco, licorice and smoky spice. Fine grainy tannins, well balanced on long finish, ending with fruit, cedar, smoke and earthy mineral character. Very nice, will age well but wait a few more years to really enjoy! — 8 months ago

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