Château Ducru Beaucaillou, meaning ‘beautiful stone’, is located in the south east of St Julien and thrives the reputation of being a super second.
Made with high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (usually around 90%), Ducru Beaucaillou is known for being powerful yet elegant and charming.
The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050.- 97 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate