2005 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

2005 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

2005 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

Saint julien, Bordeaux, France, 750ml
寶嘉龍
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Description

The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050
  • Alcohol %: 13%
  • Decant Time: 2 hours
  • Taste: Dense, Dark, Intense, Earthy, Forest floor, Tobacco leaf, Cedar, Lead pencil, Currants, Truffle, Spicy, Sweet, Fleshy black currants
  • Food Matching: Roast lamb, Beef Wellington, Mushroom risotto, Aged cheeses
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon : 67%, Merlot : 33%,

 

Tasting note

2005年的寶嘉龍展現了聖朱利安葡萄酒的宏偉風範。酒體呈現濃郁的紫羅蘭色澤,散發出春天花朵、覆盆子、藍莓和黑加侖子的香氣,並帶有石墨的微妙氣息。酔體飽滿,層次豐富,單寧強勁,結構堅實,預示著長時間的陳年潛力。口感中透出泥土、森林地面、煙草葉、雪松和松露的土質風味,最後以辛辣甜美的黑加侖子收尾。這款重量級的葡萄酒,在新法國橡木桶中熟成了18個月,是其貴族風土的強烈表達,酒莊靠近廣闊的吉倫特河口。開瓶醒酒兩小時,讓它的複雜風味得以充分展現,搭配烤羊肉或威靈頓牛排等濃郁菜餚,將帶來難忘的用餐體驗。

The 2005 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is a testament to the grandeur of Saint-Julien wines. With a dense purple hue, this wine exudes a bouquet of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, and creme de cassis, underpinned by a graphite edge. Its full body carries massive layers of richness, with exceptionally high tannins and a robust structure that promises longevity. The palate unfolds with earthy notes of forest floor, tobacco leaf, cedar, and truffle, culminating in a spicy and sweet finish of fleshy black currants. This monumental wine, matured in new French oak barrels for 18 months, is a powerful expression of its prestigious terroir, located near the Gironde River estuary. Decant for two hours to fully appreciate its evolving complexities, and pair with robust dishes like roast lamb or Beef Wellington for an unforgettable dining experience.

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