Producer : Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
One of the leading ‘Super Second’ châteaux in Bordeaux, Ducru-Beaucaillou is today owned by the Boire family, and sits in the south-east of the Saint-Julien sub-appellation. Known for producing smooth, silky wines that still have their fair share of structure and power, this 2009 does not disappoint. Pure, succulent, dark fruit throughout the nose and palate is complimented by mineral complexity and supple tannins. A wine that is starting to drink wonderfully now, but will continue to age well for a number of years’ yet – as Bordeaux from good years realiably do!
Pairing suggestion: opt for classic Bordelais dishes like terrines, tête de veau, or Armagnac-braised leg of lamb