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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Croix de Beaucaillou 2004
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Croix de Beaucaillou 2004
(search item no. 90691)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The La Croix de Beaucaillou is the second wine of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, a Grand Cru classified in 1855. La Croix de Beaucaillou is subjected to a reasoned blending aimed at producing a wine which will reveal its assets earlier than Ducru-Beaucaillou. However, it still embodies the characteristics of a great Saint Julien: elegance, finesse and the ability to age.

"Lots of fresh berry and blackberry aromas, with vanilla undertones. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and ripe tannins and a long, caressing finish. Tight and structured, building on the palate. Very good for a second wine. From Ducru. Best after 2010."
Wine Spectator 88 Points

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About Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou:

Château Ducru Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique wine-growing terroir. This exceptional ecosystem produces fine, elegant, tasty wines with a long finish - in short, archetypical Saint-Julien wines.

Perched on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary, in the center of a hundred-year-old park, Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Victorian-style castle, which has, over time, become one of the great symbols of the Médoc. Unusual for Bordeaux, it is built directly above the barrel cellars, enveloping its owners, who have lived here for over sixty years.

Today, the estate is managed by the company Jean Eugène Borie SA, which is owned by Mrs Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugène, CEO since 2003, the third generation of the Borie family to head the estate. There are very close links between this estate and the five families who have been its successive owners.