Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Beauregard-Ducourt, Bordeaux 2018

R230

A fine example from Bordeaux ‘Entre 2 Mers’, well balanced and over-delivering

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

NEW, Bestsellers, Winter Warmers, Women in Wine

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2018

Wine Group

Value

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank, Bordeaux – Right Bank

Critics Top Rating

90 points

Story

Story

The chateau building of this great historic Entre-Deux-Mers property, which our family bought in 1973, overlooks a vineyard that is planted on an expansive south-facing slope. This very particular topology that brings with it clay-limestone soils is favourable for natural drainage and perfectly ripe grapes.

Specifications

Specifications

Region : Bordeaux, Entre 2 Mers, France

Surface area : 36,5 hectares- Soil type : Clay-limestone
Grape varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard management : Guyot pruning, de-budding, thinning out leaves, green harvest, sustainable agriculture

Harvest : Machine harvesting in the cool, early morning – Macération : Pre-fermentation cold maceration of 24 to 48 hours
Fermentation : Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 26°C then a gentle vatting for 3 weeks at 30°C. Running off and pressing, separation of the press and free-run juice. Malolactic fermentation in thermo- regulated stainless steel tanks at around 18°C
Ageing : Ageing in oak barrels and stainless steel vats for 12 months

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Colour : Deep red with a purplish tint
Nose : Pleasant aromas of ripe black fruits, coffee & vanilla
Mouth : Robust and well-rounded, with supple tannins and oaky character
Food pairings : apas, red meat, bbq, spicy food, cheeses

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Decanter – 90 points


Wine Enthusiast – 89 points – Best Buy

With a good balance between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this blend is poised and stylish. Juicy black fruits have structure and some aging potential from tannins in the background. Drink this wine from 2021


James Suckling – 89 points

A fine-tannined, easy red with currant, plum, light bark and mushroom. Medium body. Fresh finish. Drink now

 

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