2023 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou [EP2023]

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2023 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou [EP2023]

JS 96-97
  • S$21299

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ETA: June'2026

 

Vintage : 2023

Country : France

Region : Bordeaux

Winemaker Notes

A mild winter enabled early budburst on March 28. May brought warm, dry conditions, particularly favorable to flowering and fruit set. Early and rapid flowering, which began on May 22, gave high potential in terms of volume and quality. Throughout the summer, persistent tropical humidity posed the threat of mildew. To counter this, strategic leaf-thinning and green harvesting measures were implemented, enabling yields to be effectively managed and fruit to develop at perfect ripeness. Veraison began on the Beaucaillou plateau on July 25. In mid-August, the dissipation of humidity marked the start of a phase characterized by warm, dry weather, which persisted until September 10. Consistently high temperatures in late August and early September created exceptional ripening conditions. Higher temperatures, with no heatwave peak, persisted throughout the harvest, providing ideal conditions for keep freshness and promoting optimal ripeness.

A pure, concentrated nose with a delicate perfume of violets combined with rich black fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry, a touch of exotic spices and a hint of cedar wood. The core is densely concentrated with great tannic richness, structured, caressing and very finely grained, supported by an exquisite saline freshness bringing succulence to the palate. The remarkable concentration leads to a very long, perfumed persistence, with subtle notes of star anise and gunflint on the finish.

About Winery

A magnificent property overlooking the Garonne from the heights of the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou enjoys a reputation that is no longer to be proven. 

The history of Château Beaucaillou dates back to the 13th century, but it was not until 1795 that it began to make a name for itself, when it was acquired by Bertrand Ducru, who added his name to it.

 

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Winemaker Notes

A mild winter enabled early budburst on March 28. May brought warm, dry conditions, particularly favorable to flowering and fruit set. Early and rapid flowering, which began on May 22, gave high potential in terms of volume and quality. Throughout the summer, persistent tropical humidity posed the threat of mildew. To counter this, strategic leaf-thinning and green harvesting measures were implemented, enabling yields to be effectively managed and fruit to develop at perfect ripeness. Veraison began on the Beaucaillou plateau on July 25. In mid-August, the dissipation of humidity marked the start of a phase characterized by warm, dry weather, which persisted until September 10. Consistently high temperatures in late August and early September created exceptional ripening conditions. Higher temperatures, with no heatwave peak, persisted throughout the harvest, providing ideal conditions for keep freshness and promoting optimal ripeness.

A pure, concentrated nose with a delicate perfume of violets combined with rich black fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry, a touch of exotic spices and a hint of cedar wood. The core is densely concentrated with great tannic richness, structured, caressing and very finely grained, supported by an exquisite saline freshness bringing succulence to the palate. The remarkable concentration leads to a very long, perfumed persistence, with subtle notes of star anise and gunflint on the finish.

About Winery

A magnificent property overlooking the Garonne from the heights of the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou enjoys a reputation that is no longer to be proven. 

The history of Château Beaucaillou dates back to the 13th century, but it was not until 1795 that it began to make a name for itself, when it was acquired by Bertrand Ducru, who added his name to it.

James Suckling 96-97

"This has aromas of blackberries and blackcurrant, as well as graphite and flint. Some gunpowder. It’s full-bodied with extremely refined tannins, a creamy character and al-dente fruit at the finish. Crunchy, succulent and linear. Mineral edge to it, like licking a stone. Energetic. 83% cabernet sauvignon and 17% merlot."

Vinous 95-97

"The 2023 Ducru-Beaucaillou, matured in 100% new oak for a planned 18 months, has a less forceful bouquet than the 2022 last year and, consequently, shows more refinement and poise. The scents don't come barging out of the blocks, but they creep up on you. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh entry. Showing moderate depth, it’s quite linear in style and grippy. A faint touch of bell pepper emerges on the classically styled finish that reminds me of some of the old vintages of Ducru-Beaucaillou. This is the strictest vintage I have encountered in some time."

 

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