Marks and reviews
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, 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 lovers of Medoc wines in all four corners of the world.
A particularity of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is the exceptional quality of its vineyard. The vines are planted in Günzian and Pyrenean gravel soils deposited by the Gironde estuary nearly two million years ago. From these poor soils, exceptional Saint-Julien wines are born. In addition, the proximity of the Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou vineyard to the Gironde estuary ensures a natural protection against the vagaries of the weather.
Produced from a selection of parcels from the vines of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou provides a unique interpretation of the great terroir of Saint-Julien. This "high-flying" wine is made from vines located to the east of the property, in the centre and west of the Saint-Julien AOC.
Vinification and aging
The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels from Bordeaux, of which 60% are new and 40% are second-fill barrels. Ullage is carried out regularly during the first six months of aging, as well as à l'esquive rackings every three months.
Cabernet Sauvignon (64%)
Petit Verdot (4%).
This wine showcases a beautiful deep ruby color.
The nose combines fruity fragrances (black fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry, black cherry) with subtle notes of cocoa, cardamom and clove. The bouquet also reveals a delicate minerality.
Full-bodied with a pleasant balance, the palate reveals supple tannins, an intense fruity expression and a beautiful acidity. The finish is persistent and seductive with its great finesse and aromatic richness.