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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

A magnificent property overlooking the Garonne from the heights of the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou enjoys a reputation that is no longer to be proven.  Read more

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

The history of Château Beaucaillou dates back to the 13th century, but it was not until 1795 that it began to make a name for itself, when it was acquired by Bertrand Ducru, who added his name to it.

The pinnacle was reached when it was crowned Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855, during the famous classification of Médoc wines. The Victorian-style building of Château as we know it today was completed at the end of the 19th century, under the aegis of its then owner Nathaniel Johnston, a merchant from Bordeaux. Since 1941, it has belonged to the Borie family, Bruno-Eugène Borie being today the third generation to raise it ever higher in excellence.

The 75-hectare vineyard is planted on an exceptional terroir, the soils being composed of gravel close to the Gironde estuary, which allows the vines to be protected from frost thanks to thermal regulation. This terroir is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, 70% of which is planted at optimum ripeness, and Merlot, 30%. The wines are aged for 18 months in oak barrels, 60% of which are new.

The Château produces a Second wine, Croix de Ducru-Beaucaillou, on parcels located further west of the Saint-Julien appellation.

The Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is recognized today as one of the greatest wines of Saint-Julien, steeped in history and impeccable rigor. The wines are powerful, well-balanced, fleshy and mature over time.