An iconic Classified Growth of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou reigns over a prestigious terroir. In the past 300 years, six families have worked ceaselessly to elevate this estate to the international reputation it enjoys today. A property of the Borie family since 1941, the Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou takes its name from its terroir of “beautiful pebbles” made up of Gunzian gravel. Under the leadership of Bruno Borie, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou has become one of the greatest red wines of Saint-Julien. Vintage after vintage, the estate’s wines have delighted fans of Medoc fine wines around the world.
Produced from a plot-by-plot selection of vines from Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou offers a unique expression of the great terroir of Saint-Julien. This "high-flying" cuvee is made from vines located to the east, center and west of the AOC Saint-Julien.
The singular nature of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is due to the exceptional quality of its vineyard. The vines are planted on Gravel Gunzian and Pyrenean soils deposited by the river almost two million years ago. Out of these lean and poor soils come exceptional wines. The proximity of the Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou vineyard to the Gironde estuary provides natural protection against the vagaries of the weather.
12 months in Bordeaux-style French oak barrels, 60% new oak, 40% barrels of one previous wine. Aging is accompanied by regular topping-up during the first six months, as well as precise racking every two or three months.
The wine is an intense, purplish color.
The nose mixes pronounced fragrances of blackcurrant, cherry, graphite, cacao and spices.
The full-bodied palate seduces with its fine and enticing tannins. Delicious aromas of fruit impart, through their concentration, a voluptuous texture and a great suppleness. The finish is finely balanced, with a tasty persistence.