24 April 2024

Dear pebbles 1887

By Michael Ganne

Michael Ganne is originally from the Médoc region of Bordeaux and naturally chose to dedicate himself to the wine business. Yet his unswerving taste for novelty spans beyond the great Bordeaux wines…


“Full-bodied and generous.”

**** (great)

The 1887 vintage, the oldest bottle that I have tasted, captivated me with its timeless allure. It transported me through history with each sip. This vintage, crafted under the stewardship of the Johnston family, stands as a testament to Ducru’s enduring legacy, the wines treasures from a bygone era. If you listen, they will whisper tales of history, tradition, and the enduring spirit of winemaking heritage. The pre-phylloxera wines of the 1887 vintage possess a rare purity of fruit and terroir expression, reflecting resilience and tradition that still resonate today.

Bruno Borie

A cold and wet spring delayed flowering until June 15th, followed by a growing season that was ideally hot and dry. Dry conditions, combined with the application of Bordeaux Mixture, ensured clean and healthy, fully ripened fruit.

Harvest began September 17th, giving full-bodied, generous wines.

focus on the lots

the sale

Auction held at the Estate

23 JUNE 2024
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
33250 Saint-Julien, Médoc, France

Morning sale 10am CEST (EUROPE/PARIS)
Vintages from 2003 to 2023
A celebration of Bruno-Eugène’s 20 years at the helm of the estate with these younger vintages.

Afternoon sale 2pm CEST (EUROPE/PARIS)
Vintages from 1887 to 2000
A celebration of memory through these more mature vintages.

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