Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

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R 17 588
Lot 28
Ducru Beaucaillou; Saint-Julien; 1996; 4 (1 x 4); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 14 000 - 16 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 17 588

About this Item

Saint-Julien, 1996
4 (1 x 4) 750ml
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a property in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc, rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The château is unusual for the region in being built directly over the wine cellars, and in that it is still inhabited by the family who own the estate. The Borie family also own the châteaux Lalande-Borie in Saint-Julien and Ducluzeau in Listrac-Médoc.

Critics Ratings

‘A blend of 25% Merlot and 75% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has evolved a very pure bouquet, almost Burgundy-like, with macerated red cherries and red plum, tobacco, leather and bay leaf. This 1996 seems a little more forward than others, perhaps more 1995 in style, but it is bestowed one of the most seductive and sensual aromatics of the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, moving firmly into secondary stage with hints of leather, game and allspice. This is a Ducru Beaucaillou that has resolved to give pleasure at 20 years and not sooner. Hints of Hoisin develop on the finish with Chinese Five-Spice and leave you wanting more. Enjoy this now and over the next 15-20 years.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Jul 2016)

Provenance

Private Client


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