Madame de Beaucaillou
WHY BUY IT ?
- A tribute to Madame Eugène-Borie, an important woman at Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou
- All the know-how of the Château Ducru-Beaucaillou’s teams
- Bruno Borie’s well-balanced and gourmet signature
- A new cuvée for the 2019 vintage, the anniversary of the 300th harvest at the estate.
- 68% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet France
- “Intrepid youth is caressing itself. That’s what this wine to women looks like. Those who whisper in our ears that when we don’t love too much, we don’t love enough.” – Bruno Borie
The history of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou goes back to the very beginning of the 18th century, precisely to the year 1720. It is so named because of the beautiful (and large) stones characteristic of its unique wine terroir. In an original way in Bordeaux, this Victorian-style Château is built directly above the barrel cellars. Classified as a 2nd Grand Cru in 1855, the property has been owned by the Borie family since 1942, who perpetuate the same concern for excellence.
This new vat comes from the vineyards located in Haut-Médoc; plots brought by Mrs Eugène-Borie to her marriage and more recently by the acquisition of plots belonging to Madame Fort-Pradère.
A tribute to the woman who has remained Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 1998 until this year 2020, but also for being an attentive and loving mother. To the muse too. The opportunity to bring into the light this great lady who, out of discretion and humility, stayed in the shadows. Slowly, calmly, her image will join the long line of women owners of Ducru-Beaucaillou, equally inspiring and demanding, Marie Desjean, Marie du Luc Ravez, Lucie-Caroline Johnston, Princess Marie Karadja of Constantinople, Mary de Burke… All of them had an essential role in the development and renown of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Strength and grace…
Terroir & Vinification
Vinified in our cellars by the Ducru-Beaucaillou SA teams, this wine receives the best care: the technical winemaking process, very selective blending, and careful ageing for 12 months in barrel (including 20% new oak). Technique at the service of purity of expression. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon rub shoulders without ever competing; one brings opulence, the other brings structure. In blends, as in marriage, it is complementarity, mutual exaltation that counts.
The robe is brilliant, deep, purple, the nose is very charming, refined. Fresh and fruity notes emerge, underpinned by a note of French oak, morello cherry jam, violet. Spicy touches when aired.
On the palate, the attack is frank, the tannins are silky. It is a wine of pleasure, greedy, subtle and seductive. Beautiful harmony and elegant femininity.