1970 CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1970

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1970 CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1970

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 2 bottles
210,00 € tax incl. 175,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
175,00 € tax incl. 145,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(06-1996)
This wine has been fully mature and delicious for many years, so I was not surprised by how stunning this bottle was. It has always been an outstanding wine for the vintage - complex, rich, savory, and the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. This beauty continues to reveal the fragrance and finesse that one expects from Lafite-Rothschild but so rarely finds. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs, vanillin, fruitcake, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, graciously-constructed wine with sweet layers of fruit. I am not sure how much longer the 1970 Ducru will keep, but from regular bottle, it is delicious and should be consumed. How nice it would be to have a stock of magnums of this wine in the cellar!
91 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(05-1993)
Deep garnet; spicy cassis and tar nose is ripe and full; rich, full, chewy and fruity; at its peak; a very classy claret.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(09-1999)
Leaving aside Latour, I rate Ducru and Cheval Blanc as the best of the '70s.
Features
Vintage 1970
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 300 €
Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Country France
Château informations
Ducru Beaucaillou
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. .

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