This 49 hectare estate has recently been in outstanding form to maintain its reputation as a ‘Super Second Growth’. Bruno Borie has continued to reduce the quantity of Ducru produced, nearly halving the quantity since 2003. La Croix de Beaucaillou, the chateau’s second (and also very impressive) wine, now accounts for a greater share of the crop than the first wine. This has resulted in the quality of Ducru Beaucaillou sky rocketing. Once again this is a truly a great claret.
This is a very untypical vintage and in this respect this wine is rather advanced. It is nonetheless immensely pleasurable. The intense bouquet of juicy black and blueberry, some black currant and cassis, with leather and tobacco notes, reign you in! The palate delivers a big rush of syrupy black and blueberry, some cedar, and very ripe tannins. A very impressive wine.
Enjoy with roast ribs of beef and yorkshire pudding with a horseradish, crème fraiche and mustard sauce.