This is the very first vintage of this new label coming from the cellars of Ducru Beaucaillou. The new wine comes from vineyards located in the Haut-Médoc; plots brought by Madame Eugène-Borie on her marriage and more recently by the acquisition of plots from Madame Fort-Pradère. The wine was created as a homage to the woman who chaired the Supervisory Board from 1998 to today, but also to an attentive and loving mother. Under the Haut Medoc appellation, this wine offers Borie quality at an entry-level price.
Here's what wine critic Jeb Dunnuck says about 2018 Bordeaux:
"In short, 2018 is a thrilling vintage with no shortage of legendary wines and I cannot imagine anyone who purchases these wines will be disappointed...It’s possible to find attractive, well-made, even outstanding, wines that punch well above their price points."
Vinified in the cellars by the Ducru-Beaucaillou team, 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, the mutual exaltation that counts. Madame de Beaucaillou is an invitation but also an introduction to the Borie signature, to the philosophy of the house.
Tasting Notes: 39% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. deep, dark garnet with a seductive, very fruity with a beautifully aromatic nose. This is a very indulgent wine. Well balanced with a nice finish.
Pretty aromas of blackcurrant, violet, and graphite follow through to a medium to full body with firm, silky tannins, and a delicious finish. I like the precision here. Try after 2022.~91 James Suckling
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