Château Ducru Beaucaillou, meaning ‘beautiful stone’, has the reputation of being a super second and, its little brother la Croix de Beaucaillou receives the same care in both vineyards and cellar.
Matured for more than 12 months in oak barrels (60% new), this is a great introduction to this splendid estate. Full bodied and complex with silky tanins and great length.
I love the aromas of minerals, flowers, blackberries and blueberries. Full body with a fabulous texture of polished and integrated tannins. It goes on for minutes. Spicy, subtle fruit and a long and marvelous finish. Currant bush undertones. A whole and beautiful wine. The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou. Drink or hold.- 94 pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com