Saturday, 31 December 2011

TN : Chateau Ducluzeau 2005, Listrac-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

The chateau was owned by Mr. Ducluzeau at the end of the seventeenth century. In 1870, it was sold to Mr. Astien, a wine-grower from Moulis. He then married Miss Hugon de Listrac who at her death handed down the property to her daughter, Marie-Louise, wife of André Rochette. When Marie-Louise died in 1976, the estate returned to Monique Rochette Borie, who was born and bred at Château Ducluzeau. Today, her son, Bruno-Eugène manages the estate.

Château Ducluzeau was listed in the 1932 crus bourgeois classification of the Médoc, just after
the fifth classified growths and kept the rank of cru bourgeois in the updated version of 2003.

Château Ducluzeau is located in the communal appellation of Listrac-Médoc. The ten hectares of Château Ducluzeau are divided up into several plots which are all situated on a plateau in the village of Listrac, around 400 metres above sea level. The soil and sub-soil are made up of light gravel with a clay-siliceous structure.

The average age of the vines is 45 years old. The vineyard is made up 50% Merlot and 50%  Cabernet Sauvignon at a density of 10000 plants per hectare. The vineyard is managed traditionally : Medoc, double Guyot pruning, leaf-thinning and crop-thinning in July to favour ripening and concentration.

This wine received 85 points from Wine Spectator (web 2008).

Colour : Red

Aroma : Plums, tobacco, wood

Taste : Grainy aged texture, Plummy, redcurrant, blackcurrant, tangy acid, wood

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 213 SEK

Mark : C

1 comment:

Wine Importer said...

Medoc region produces some great wines