Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Wine

Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 November 2020

Wine

Sold for

ZAR 4 456
Lot 148
  • Ducru Beaucaillou; St Julien; 2005; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 456

About this Item

St Julien, 2005
1 (1 x 1) 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 gorgeously silky, juicy and balanced glass of wine, this combines elegant richness of sweet cocoa and blackberry, with tons of power and a feeling of holding itself in check. This is signature St Julien, concentrated yet delicate, just an utterly lovely wine that has good acidity, with tannins that have melted into the rest of the structure and fruit that is still absolutely in control, followed by a saline edge to the finish. There's a long road ahead still, but this is a standout Ducru. Drinking Window 2019 - 2040.’ – Jane Anson, Decanter, 98/100 (Sep 2019)

‘Deep garnet colored, the 2005 Ducru-Beaucaillou needs a little coaxing before slipping sensuously out of the glass with the most alluring perfume of red roses, kirsch, star anise, cardamom and fragrant earth over a core of blackcurrant pastilles, blackberry preserves and warm plums plus a touch of tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a wonderfully taut, tightly knit frame of fine-grained tannins and bold freshness supporting the densely packed fruit, finishing long and perfumed. Drink 2020 - 2048.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 97/100 (Aug 2020)

‘This offers dreamy aromas of singed mesquite and warm fruitcake that meld into a lush swath of mulled currant, fig and boysenberry fruit flavors. Black tea and incense notes skitter throughout, with a mouthwatering iron edge buried deeply. Best from 2020 through 2040.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 96/100 (Dec 2017)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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