Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 1955 750ml

SKU: K004131 ISBN:

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Appellation: Saint Julien

Variety: St-Julien


Château Ducru Beaucaillou turns out to be a perfect ambassador for the appellation. Born at the end of the 17th century, the estate quickly demonstrated its ability to produce great wines. When a century later, mildew wiped out many Bordeaux vineyards, Ducru Beaucaillou managed to escape it thanks to a brand new remedy discovered by the manager of the château himself: the famous Bordeaux mixture, a mixture of copper sulphate and lime. , still used today. On the other hand, the field suffered greatly from the prohibition period on the other side of the Atlantic which deprived it of its fervent American enthusiasts. In 1941, Ducru Beaucaillou was bought by Francis Borie, who renovated the cellars and replanted the vines. Today, the château is still masterfully managed by the Borie family, who work to maintain the exceptional quality of the production.