About the Wine
This is the second vintage of this new label coming from the cellars of Ducru Beaucaillou. Given that the winemaking team of the second growth grand cru classified wine sells for over $250/btl, this new Haut Medoc wine from the same meticulous team offers amazing value.
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.
Vinified in the cellars by the Ducru-Beaucaillou team, this wine receives the best care: the technical winemaking process, very selective blending, and careful aging 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.
2019 was a great year for Left Bank. Vinous Media blessed this vintage with a 95-97 Point review, where they say that "The 2019s combine the textural creaminess of the 2009s with the vibrancy of the 2010s."
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.
Really floral and pretty with currants, cherries, and some violets and stones. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture. Attractive tannins and stony undertones. A large percentage of merlot with the cabernet, making it fresh and firm. Sophisticated. Better after 2024. ~92 James Suckling.
Coming from the Haut- Médoc and bottled in May, the 2019 Madame De Beaucaillou reveals a deep ruby/purple as well as a great nose of red and black cherries, leafy herbs, damp earth, and flowers. Medium-bodied, mouth-filling, and balanced, it has the vintage's purity and focus front and center yet still brings plenty of fruit, texture, and pleasure. Drink this beauty over the coming 4-6 years. ~90 Jeb Dunnuck.
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