27 April 2024

Dear pebbles 1959

By Julie Carpentier

Julie Carpentier’s past is deeply rooted to the Loire valley. She has shown a remarkable understanding of native varietals together with an overall taste for exceptional and unique products…


“Multi-layered finish.”

****** (mythic)

Despite challenges like the Arctic freeze of 1956, Bordeaux continued to produce wines of exceptional distinction. Additionally, efforts to expand into international markets bolstered Bordeaux’s status as a global wine powerhouse, paving the way for its enduring success worldwide.

Bruno Borie

Cellar-master tasting note (June 2021)
Seducing aromas of cassis liqueur and raspberry coulis with potpourri, incense and underbrush notes. Medium weight with a core of sweet kirsch and dried mulberry fruits, soft silky tannins and impressive vibrancy and vigour. The finish is multi-layered with sweet and savoury notes and a touch of graphite bringing an extra lift.

1959 delivered close to a perfect growing season from start to finish and holds the same legendary status as 1961. The summer was hot and dry with lots of sunlight, and just enough rain to ward off hydric stress. Mid September saw well-timed rains that rejuvenated the vines, allowing the grapes to attain full maturity and phenolic ripeness.

The Bordeaux harvest of 1959 officially began September 20th.

Blend (approximate) 
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Noir,
5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

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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