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Ducru Beaucaillou 2019 Multi Format Birth Year Collection & 2039 Celebration Event (75L)

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Saint Julien
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100 JD / 98 VM / 98 JS / 98 JA / 96+ WA / 97-100 LPB / 97-99 WE

The ultimate gift to commemorate a birth in the family or other important event that occurred in 2019! 


The Ducru-Beaucaillou Birth Year Celebration is limited to only 33 sets, each personalized with the name, logo, and/or family crest of the recipient. This collection contains some of the rarest large formats such as the 9, 18, and the massive 27-liter, with the total volume equal to 100 standard bottles, enough to enjoy as the wine evolves over 20 years or more! 

The collections are numbered and composed of the following formats of Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2019: 

  • 12 bottles (750ml)
  • 4 magnums (1.5L)
  • 2 double-magnums (3L)
  • 1 Salmanazar (9L)
  • 1 Melchior (18L)
  • 1 Babylonium (27L)

As the owner of this impressive set you will also be presented with a hand-numbered booklet that will give you privileged access to a very special event in 2039 at Château Ducru-Beaucaillou which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of births or special achievements which took place in 2019. This Grand Party is sure to be an exceptional and truly unforgettable moment for all in attendance.

GVWM is proud to be one of the few retailers worldwide to offer access to this truly remarkable collectors set!

Reviews for the vintage:

100 JD / 98 VM / 98 JS / 98 JA / 96+ WA / 97-100 LPB / 97-99 WE

The wine of the vintage in Saint-Julien, if not all of the Médoc, the 2019 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is based on 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, aged in 100% new French oak, that hit a natural alcohol of 14.2% with a monster IPT (number of tannins) of 88. It's certainly one of the most concentrated Saint-Juliens, revealing a dense purple hue to go with a stacked bouquet of crème de cassis, freshly sharpened pencils, damp clay, tobacco, and hints of spring flowers. Concentrated, full-bodied, and powerful, it has incredible tannins, flawless balance, and a gorgeous finish. While most estates today are playing it safe and producing more ethereal, elegant wines that drink well right out of the gate, thankfully, this estate continues to make concentrated, powerful, age-worthy wines, and this heavenly beauty is as good as it gets! It will need a decade of bottle age to hit the early stages of maturity and will evolve for 50 years or more. Bravo to Bruno Borie!. - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Ducru Beaucaillou, which was matured in 100% new oak for 12 months, has a glorious bouquet of cigar humidor, cedar, black fruit and a touch of black truffle, very complex and quite compelling. The palate is still very Pauillac-inspired in style, and finely proportioned, with chiseled tannins. Displaying superb clarity and salinity on the finish, this feels very persistent and utterly charming. It will repay a decade in bottle and then last several more. I believe this will outperform the 2018 in the long run. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media

This is so seductive on the nose, with perfumes of violets, blackcurrants, raspberries, and orange peel. Subtle. Ethereal. Full-bodied with such fine tannins and delicacy, with great length and beauty. Sophisticated and refined. Really amazing purity and depth. Great length, too. 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot. Leave this for at least five or six years. - James Suckling

This is brimming with personality, with inky depths to the colour and clear austerity on the opening beats. As it opens, the concententrated cassis and blueberry fruits switch from being stretched taut to a softer creamy texture. Full of precision and skillful blending of liquorice, cigar box and bitter dark chocolate with fresh acidities that hold right through the core of the wine. Signature St Julien elegance but with uncompromising swagger, one of the wines of the vintage. Blends are exactly as they were during En Primeur, with even the press wines added before the En Primeur tastings, and it is delivering on promise. 100% new oak (with the staves unusually seasoned for six years before being made into barrels), 3.8ph. 300th vintage of Ducru. - Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Powerful and muscular, the 2019 Ducru-Beaucaillou offers up aromas of cassis, raspberries and cherries mingled with notions of violets and iris, framed by a generous application of creamy new oak. Full-bodied, velvety and concentrated, it's rich but lively, with a deep core of fruit and an ample endowment of ripe, powdery tannins. Fuller maturity and a more rigorous selection over the last two decades have brought what proprietor Bruno Borie characterizes as additional "punch" to this wine, in the form of unprecedented levels of anthocyanins and tannins, but all that substance and structure will require some patience before we'll see if Ducru is still Saint-Julien's most elegant wine. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

This year the blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The alcohol weighed in at 14.2%, while the pH is 3.8 and the IPT is 88. It will mature for 18 months in French oak barrels, 100% new. Opaque purple-black in color, the 2019 Ducru-Beaucaillou explodes from the glass with bombastic notes of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and plum preserves plus hints of candied violets, dark chocolate, licorice, wild fungi, crushed rocks and tilled soil with a touch of mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly wound coil poised to spring out with layer upon layer of minerals, rich black fruits and floral notes, framed by very firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and electric freshness, finishing long and incredibly layered. WOW! - Lisa Perrotti Brown, Wine Advocate

Barrel Sample. Dark and firm, this grandiose wine is powerful and dense. One of the best vintages from this estate, it has major black fruit flavors that are layered against a massive structure. Spice, tannins and black plum skin flavors are coming together into an impressive wine that will age for many, many years. - RV, Wine Enthusiast

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