Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
The estate château ducru-beaucaillou was purchased by francois borie in 1941 and has remained in the family since along with the family's other estates château grand-puy-lacoste and château haut-batailley. In the mid-1980s the estate battled an infestation of tca in their cellars that marred several vintages including the 1988, 1989, and 1990. The chateau has since corrected the problem, and today the wines are fermented and aged in a new underground cellar created in the late 1990s. Today the estate is managed by bruno borie. Ducru-beaucaillou produces two wines. The grand vin called château ducru-beaucaillou, and a second wine produced since 1995 to which lesser-quality lots are relegated, la croix de beaucaillou. The wines are aged for 18 months in 50% to 80% new oak barrels according to the richness of the vintage, fined with egg whites, lightly filtered, and then bottled.
- The 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. "It has quite a rich and opulent bouquet, quite glossy with scents of kirsch, crushed strawberry, crème de cassis and a touch of vanilla. ... Learn More
- The 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, and was awarded 100 points by Wine Spectator magazine "The bouquet is very closed at first, and so I aerated the Grand Vin by transferring from one glass to another. ... Learn More