2018 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Petit Ducru

2018 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Petit Ducru

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Style: Smooth and Rich
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Saint Julien
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ABOUT THE WINE
The esteemed Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, a 2eme Cru classé, presents its distinguished second wine, the 2018 Petit Ducru. Owned by the Borie family, the chateau encompasses 50 hectares in the southeast of the St Julien appellation. The vineyards flourish on well-drained gravel, peppered with stones up to 2.5 inches in diameter, and in 2018, the vines' average age was 45 years.

ABOUT THE VINTAGE
Boasting a rich and captivating deep purple hue, the 2018 vintage of Petit Ducru showcases remarkable intensity and structure, reminiscent of the esteemed Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou. This elegant wine benefits from careful cellaring, allowing its character to gracefully evolve and develop over time. An exceptional choice for the discerning palate, this wine is poised to enchant for years to come.

TASTING NOTES
A harmonious blend of power and finesse, this wine reveals a bouquet of dark fruits, cassis, and delicate floral notes, underpinned by hints of earthy tobacco and smooth, velvety tannins. The palate is rewarded with a generous and refined fusion of blackberry, black cherry, and a touch of graphite, culminating in a long and captivating finish.

FOOD PAIRING
Savour this luxurious wine alongside a sumptuous beef Wellington, a decadent black truffle and mushroom pasta, or an extravagant cheese and charcuterie board to truly appreciate its exquisite qualities and depth.

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