Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2006

Red Wine
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Item# 1670-06

Product Ratings

James Suckling 95pt
Robert Parker 94pt
Wine Enthusiast 94pt
Wine Spectator 95pt

Vinification

The perfect maturity of the skins made the extraction process easy. The vinifications ran smoothly, at moderately high temperatures, pumping-overs being performed only when deemed necessary. Our aim is to enhance the elegance that has made the reputation of the wines of Ducru-Beaucaillou.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations went smoothly, and the whole production was run into barrels by Christmas time.
We must confess though that, from July onwards, the management of the vineyard proved extremely demanding. But those 2006s that emerge from well exposed vineyards and that have benefited from the efforts of a highly dedicated team will undoubtedly live up to high expectations.

Weather

The winter of 2006 was characterised by a typical Atlantic weather. The rains that felt in April helped to replenish the water reserves that were at their lowest after the droughts of 2005 and those of the previous years. The flowering occurred within the average. The process started at the end of May for the Merlots and at the beginning of June for the Cabernets. The harvest was therefore expected to start around the 20th of September.