Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, owned by the Borie family, is classified 2ème Cru Classé. Being 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot it is located in the south-east of the St-Julien appelation.
The Vineyard consists of 50 acres of well-drained gravel stones, “Beaucaillou” means beautiful stones. Vines planted include 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Pertit Verdot.
EROBERTPARKER.COM 98+ POINTS!“With loads of minerality, a terrific opaque purple color, and slightly more structure and tannin than either Poyferre or St.-Pierre (and that’s saying something), this is a blockbuster, fabulous Ducru Beaucaillou that should be at its best a good decade from now and last 40-50 years. The proprietor is not alone in thinking this is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou since the 1961. The classic wet rock, creme de cassis, subtle oak and gravelly stoniness of the vineyard come through in this spectacular, full-bodied, gorgeously pure and intense effort. This is wine for the ages that should be forgotten for at least a decade. “Robert Parker, eRobertParker.com,2013