Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2015 (RP:97)


波爾多超級二級酒莊,酒莊的名稱意即「美麗的礫石」,一向以風格優雅細緻,高雅的氣質著稱。全球最權威酒評家 Robert Parker 評為五大酒莊水準,比擬 Chateau Latour 拉圖堡、Chateau Mouton 木桐堡等。但價位只要五大酒莊的一半不到,故成為收藏家瘋狂追逐的標的。

Ducru-Beaucaillou酒莊由 Boire 柏利家族於1941年時買入,柏利是個酒業世家,除 Ducru-Beaucaillou 外,還擁有包括 Batailley 等多家波爾多名園。自 1953 年起家族就聘請被譽為全法國最偉大釀酒師之一的 Emile Peynaud 長期擔任釀酒顧問,也成就 Ducru-Beaucaillou 成為二等頂級酒莊中的翹楚。

Ducru-Beaucaillou 目前持有約五十公頃的葡萄園,由本園名為 Beaucaillou 可得知園中多大礫石,可保溫也利於排水。葡萄數平均年齡38歲,以Cabernet Sauvignon 65% 最多、其次是Merlot 25%、Cabernet Franc 5% 與Petit Verdot 5%。Ducru-Beaucaillou 採傳統釀酒方法,對葡萄品質要求極為嚴格,初釀在六成新法國橡木桶中醇化18-20個月。

Ducru-Beaucaillou 酒性溫和,但並不淡,年輕時十分順口,擁有成熟濃郁的酒香以及溫柔的細膩等個性;但她真正的特質,卻必須等到至少十年後才會完全顯露出來,散發出果香與勁頭混合的氣息。

波爾多 AOC Saint Julien (Grand Cru Classé)



95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot 

2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou 呈中至深色的紫紅色,香氣帶有朱古力醬車厘子、新鮮黑加侖子、碎藍莓、附帶有雪茄盒氣息的甘草、玫瑰和紫羅蘭,還有黑胡椒和橄欖醬的味道。 中至厚酒體,豐富而撩人,具有大量誘人的層次,堅實、天鵝絨般的單寧,非常長且多層的結尾。

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a property in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc, rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It is often described as the quintessential Saint-Julien – deeply colored and powerfully ripe, yet balanced and harmonious. The grand vin usually needs 10 years of aging and can last for decades. A second wine, Croix de Beaucaillou, is also produced from the Ducru vineyard.

The 75-hectare (185-acre) vineyard is situated in the southeast of the appellation, near the village of Beychevelle and bordering Branaire-Ducru. It is near the river, which gives protection from frost and hail, and on the deepest gravel layers there is enhanced drainage, evening warmth, and a protective layer stopping the subsoil from drying out in heat waves. Alluvial deposits and a high clay content enrich the soil, and the vineyard takes its name from these "beautiful stones".

AOC Saint Julien (Grand Cru Classé), Bordeaux

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Red/Rouge (Still)

Grape Varieties:
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Tasting Notes:
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is provocatively and profoundly scented of chocolate-covered cherries, fresh black currants, crushed blueberries and licorice with touches of cigar box, roses and violets plus hints of black pepper and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, rich and sultry with tons of seductive layers and firm, wonderfully velvety tannins, it has a very long, multilayered finish.

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