Ducru Beaucaillou ex Chateau (TJ)

1985, 1986, 1988 and 1989 Ducru Beaucaillou

Ducru Beaucaillou is one of our favourite Bordeaux Chateau. Bruno Borie’s eye for detail ensures that every aspect of wine production is meticulously controlled. His wines rank amongst the most seductive and suave from the region in recent vintages. How could we forget Beyoncé and his homage to Fan BINGBING? Although the estate was classified as a second growth in 1855, it has not always enjoyed the lofty reputation it does today.

During the mid to late 1980s, batches of Ducru were contaminated with TCA (2, 4, 6 - Trichloroanisole). When the estate discovered the problem, they invested in a new vat room and barrel cellar, irradiating all traces of TCA. Those who have tasted wines from this decade will attest to the variation. Some bottles are excellent, some are clearly faulty.

But ever the perfectionist, Bruno tasked his team to open and analyse bottles still at the Chateau, removing any tainted wines. These were reconditioned in 2011 and have remained at the estate until this year. Whilst we cannot make any guarantees, these wines should all be in tip top condition. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy mature vintages from this illustrious Chateau with impeccable provenance - virtually risk free! Stocks are limited. If you would like to reserve a case, please speak to your Account Manager or email justorders@justerinis.com