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Ducru Beaucaillou 2020 Multi Format Birth Year Collection & 2040 Celebration Event (75L)

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Saint Julien
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98-99 JS / 98 DE / 97-99 JD / 96-98 VM / 95-97 WA

The ultimate gift to commemorate a birth in the family or other important event that occurred in 2020!

In addition, to celebrate their 300th vintage, the chateau has created a special label for 2020.


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 2020: 

  • 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 2040 at Château Ducru-Beaucaillou which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of births or special achievements which took place in 2020. 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:

98-99 JS / 98 DE / 97-99 JD / 96-98 VM / 95-97 WA

Really perfumed and complex with blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Gorgeous cabernet sauvignon character. Full-bodied with really fine, polished tannins. Superb length and intensity. Very compact and seamless. Ethereal. Just goes on and on. - James Suckling

An amazing Ducru, one of the wines of the vintage. Hugely persistent, chiselled and precise, yet succulent in its berry and cassis fruit character. The slate and pencil lead finish slows things down and grabs hold of you, I love the push-and-pull of the tannins. Always a confident and well-finessed wine, really flexing its muscles in 2020. 100% new oak barrels. 3.83pH. - Jane Anson, Decanter

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, brought up in new oak, the 2020 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou offers a gorgeously pure nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed stone, toasty oak, and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, it reminds me of a hypothetical mix of the 2010 and 2016, offering serious concentration paired with a gorgeous sense of precision and purity. It's going to take a decade of cellaring to hit the early stages of maturity (it will have some up-front appeal if you're interested) yet evolve for 50 years or more. Along with the Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, it might be the wine of the vintage from the Médoc. - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2020 Ducru Beaucaillou was picked from 11-30 September, matured entirely in new oak for an expected 18 months. It has a very succinct bouquet, not one that leaps from the glass and demands attention, but it unfolds slowly, at its own pace, revealing enticing scents of blackberry, cedar, iris petals and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit. There is a saline spine that runs through this Saint-Julien from start to finish, a quite enormous structure that exerts grip towards the finish. It is not a Ducru-Beaucaillou that goes out to deliver finesse or understatement, but one that you will have to cellar for a few years, pull out and have the superlatives ready. This is an immense and cerebral Ducru-Beaucaillou from Bruno Borie and his team. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media

The 2020 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, aging for approximately 18 months in 100% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.83, 13.5% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 90. Opaque purple-black colored, the nose slowly unfurls to reveal tantalizing scents of crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of chocolate mint, star anise, red roses and unsmoked cigars with a waft of cedar chest. The medium-bodied palate delivers impactful, muscular black fruits with a firm frame of ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

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