Begin Your Search
Other Wines from this Producer and Vintage
WineAccess Travel Log
Read stories from the world's greatest wine trails.
More About This Wine
About Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
In French, "beaucaillou" literally translates to "beautiful stones," which are what mark the terroir at this St. Julien estate. These stones, which can be up to 2.5" inches in length, stretch deep beneath the earth's surface providing excellent drainage and aeration for the vines at Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou.
87-89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% merlot; 3.64 pH; 60% new oak; 13.7% alcohol) Dark ruby-red. Exotic aromas of red berries and Oriental spices complicated by cedar and black tea nuances. Then muscular and brawny on the palate, but with plenty of ripe red fruit flavor and smooth tannins. The persistent finish is clean and pure. Readers may also want to take a good look at Le Petit Caillou, the third wine of the estate, which is effusively fruity and very successful in 2010.