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.
Tasted at the château, the 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou has a precocious bouquet for the vintage: opulent ripe dark cherry, red plum and cassis fruit, mint and hints of vanilla pod. It is very well defined and very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet opening, plenty of dark cherry and blackberry, Hoisin, a touch of cedar and again mint. There is fine depth here, surprisingly young with a dense, slightly tarry finish that suggests another 2-3 years will be appropriate.- 94 pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com