CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1981
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1981
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1981 CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1981

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90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
89 / 100
Wine Spectator October - 1994
Wine Spectator
A wonderful balance of rich fruit and silky tannins, with plum, vanilla and light tar character. Full-bodied and tannic yet so well integrated; excellent harmony.
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88 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
One of the Medoc's more successful wines, the 1981 has reached full maturity. It exhibits a dark rubypurple color, and a moderately attractive nose of minerals and jammy cranberry fruit intermixed with black currants. In the mouth, this wine has lost its baby fat, revealing medium body, and an elegant, measured personality. Pure, with well-integrated tannin, this is a stylish, graceful Ducru-Beaucaillou.
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3 / 5
Michael Broadbent October - 1987
Michael Broadbent
Wholesome, refreshing fruit and acidity. Restrained: an Englishman's claret.
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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Château Ducru Beaucaillou

The Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, is a vineyard of 75 hectares, located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle in the Gironde. AOC Saint-Julien, he is ranked a second growth in the famous in the Grand Cru rankings of 1855. The first traces of the estate date back to the thirteenth century. The castle was for centuries, until 1720, the property of the Bergeron family. In 1795 the estate was ceded to the  Ducru family and the it took their name.  Bertrand Ducru then undertook radical changes to the castle (with the help of architect Paul Abadie) and the new viticulture installations (new winery). The consecration of these efforts will be the status of second growth ranking in the 1855 classification. In 1866, the castle was sold to the family of Nathaniel Johnston (1836-1914), a wine merchant and potter from Bordeaux, mayor and representative of St. Julian. The financial crisis of 1929 forced Nathaniel Johnston to sell the estate to the Desbarats family  and after only twelve years they ceded it to the Borie family, who still owns the castle today. Terroir. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the big stones Günz having a thickness from 6 to 8 m. The implantation iis 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 30%, with the desire not to use or Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc. The vines are an average of 35 years old, and are planted in high density (10,000 plants / ha). Wine. Ducru-Beaucaillou also produces a second wine, La Croix de Beaucaillou. .