CHATEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 2ieme Cru Classe 2008 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT (los)
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Julien | 75cl
£129.95 / £779.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
THE WINE ADVOCATE (2011) 95+ points - "One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple coloured wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035."
Ducru-Beaucaillou's 50 hectares of vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 5% and Petit Verdot 5%) lie on deep, large-stone gravel beds enriched with alluvial soil deposits and with a high clay content.