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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 417

    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1978

    11 bottles per lot

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    The vineyard, well named "beaux cailloux" (the beautiful pebbles), lies on 124 acres of well situated gravelly crests that run parallel to the Gironde. The varietals planted are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot although the latter two varietals do not necessarily end up in the final blend. The resultant wine is famed for a little more subtlety and femininity than the wine of its more northerly neighbor Léoville Las Cases. Bottles from 20 to 30 year old vintages age gracefully and preserve their freshness and vitality, a touch more corpulence than other Saint Julien wines. Nothing is neglected to achieve the very highest quality so much so that many Bordeaux specialists consider this estate to be the quintessential Médoc wine.
    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1978
    Saint-Julien, 2ème cru classé
    Levels: top shoulder; scuffed capsule, slightly faded labels, mixed importers
    11 bottles per lot

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