A FAMILY STORY
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A FAMILY STORY
Chateau Ducluzeau has been in my mother family since 1740. I took over the estate from my mother in 2003. Prior to me, the estate was managed by women of the family for three generations. I call Chateau Ducluzeau a feminist’s wine: reliable, vigorous and welcoming.
Records show that Chateau Ducluzeau dates back to at least the 1700s when it was owned by a Monsieur du Cluzeau. He sold it to Mademoiselle Hugon, also a Listrac winegrower, who married Monsieur Astien, another winegrower, but this time from Moulis.
On her death, she left the property to their daughter, Marie Louise, who had married Andre Rochette. When Marie Louise died in 1976, she left it to her daughter, Monique Rochette, who was born and lived there until she married my father Jean-Eugène Borie. Chateau Ducluzeau has been in our family since 1740.
Ducluzeau’s wines have a beautiful purple colour, with ruby lights, and a charming, elegant bouquet. On the palate, they express suppleness and distinction.
Un vrai petit bonheur !
Ducluzeau’s wines are matured for 12 months, 20% in new oak barrels and 80% in one-year-old barrels. Our barrels are certified French oak, cured in open-air drying parks for a minimum of three years.
Château Ducluzeau is distributed on an exclusive basis by Crus & Domaines de France.
YVES BECK YVESBECK.COM : 90-92
« Un vin de caractère qui se distingue par son hamonie et son aptitude à aller dans le temps. »
JAMES SUCKLING JAMESSUCKLING.COM : 91-92
« This is a solid wine … with a pretty core of fruit and ripe tannins.
Pretty and precise. »
JAMES MOLESWORTH WINE SPECTATOR : 87-90
« Rounded, fresh and direct. »
MATTHEW JUKES MATTHEWJUKES.COM : 15,5
« Bright and clean … plenty of energy… »
ANTONIO GALLONI VINOUS : 88-90
« The 2016 Ducluzeau is quite pretty. Lifted and gracious in the glass, with lovely depth … impeccably balanced … the flavors show terrific intensity. This is the best Ducluzeau I can remember tasting. »
CHRIS KISSACK WINEDOCTOR.COM : 91-93
« Delicate texture … pretty, a good wine… »
RENÉ GABRIEL, BXTOTAL.COM : 16/20
« … elegant … »
BERNARD BURTSCHY, LE FIGARO VIN : 15,5/20
« Un beau vin dense… de la chair… un peu de rustique.»
JAMES SUCKLING, JAMESSUCKLING.COM : 91/100
« … a juicy finish. Solid. »