A.O.C. Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou’s wines are fitting of this simply magnificent château and resplendent gardens, giving this Saint-Juilen heavyweight the unofficial title as a ‘Super Second’ – a second growth producing wines equal or superior to the illustrious first growths. It is, in our opinion, right at the top of the ladder in Bordeaux’s Saint-Julien district.
Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones (‘beaux cailloux’) found in its unique wine-growing soils, and is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned Ducru-Beaucaillou for 60 years.