Bordeaux Enthusiasts Celebrate as Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Holds Inaugural Public Auction

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Fans and collectors of Bordeaux wine are undoubtedly familiar with Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. The family-owned estate boasts a rich heritage spanning over three centuries, encompassing more than 250 acres of vineyards and a picturesque 12-acre park arranged across three terraces. Central to the estate is the original chateau, initially constructed in the 1820s and expanded in the late 19th century, now renowned for housing a prestigious art collection featuring works by Keith Haring, Carl André, and other notable artists. Since 2003, the estate has been led by Bruno Borie-Eugène, whose stewardship has shaped its contemporary identity.

This sets the stage for a landmark event: Château Ducru-Beaucaillou’s inaugural public auction, hosted in the cellars of its illustrious property. Celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2020, the chateau now marks another milestone with this eagerly anticipated auction, scheduled for Sunday, June 23. This historic occasion, conducted in collaboration with renowned auction house Baghera/wines, showcases over 600 lots spanning 60 vintages, each carefully selected to reflect the estate’s unparalleled legacy and Borie-Eugène’s two decades at its helm.

Enthusiasts and connoisseurs will converge at the Saint-Julien estate to participate in this extraordinary event, highlighting what makes Ducru-Beaucaillou wines so exceptional—the distinctive Günzian gravel soils, meticulously tended vineyards featuring predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and a breathtaking setting overlooking the Gironde estuary. Notable lots include rare formats like Salmanazars and Melchiors, alongside standout vintages such as the historic Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1985 Melchior and the iconic 1887 bottle, among others.

The auction not only promises a showcase of exquisite wines but also features bespoke packaging and an artistic auction catalog curated by Baghera/wines, enhancing the event’s prestige. For Bordeaux enthusiasts worldwide, this auction represents a unique opportunity to acquire pieces of history from one of the region’s most esteemed wineries, underlining Ducru-Beaucaillou’s commitment to heritage and excellence.