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.
The Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou vineyard is situated along the river and planted in soils of gravel dating from the Günz Ice Age. Located near the Gironde estuary, the river acts as a thermoregulator. The estates vines give rise to fine Haut-Medoc wines and enjoy an exceptional microclimate.
Vinification and aging
Following the harvest and a tailor-made vinification process, the wine is aged for 12 months in Bordeaux barrels, 20% in new wood and 80% in second-fill barrels. Ullage is carried out regularly during the first six months of aging, as well as à l'esquive rackings every two to three months, with four in total.
Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
Petit Verdot (14%).
Deep, the color is adorned with subtle purple hues.
Lively and expressive, the nose blends fruity fragrances (red fruits, redcurrants, cherries) with floral notes (fresh flowers), vanilla and spices.
Ample and fresh, the palate is seduced by this wine’s fruity expression, its caressing tannins and its persistence.