Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the best second growth wines in the Medoc and is considered the second chateau of Saint-Julien, after Leoville-Las-Cases (although in recent vintages they have been pretty much on a par).
The blend is roughly 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot.
There is a second wine called La Croix de Beaucaillou, which has recently acquired a very natty black and gold label, and a third wine called Le Petit Ducru, which, according to the chateau, tastes of Sundays – so at least we now know what Sundays taste like.
2009 was an excellent vintage in Saint-Julien
2009 was an excellent vintage in Bordeaux
Other 2009 Saint-Julien
2009 Chateau Gloria: £73
2009 Chateau Talbot: £94
2009 Chateau Leoville Las Cases (150cl): £560
Other vintages of La Croix de Beaucaillou
Other wines from Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
2003 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou: £190
2005 (150cl): £490
2005 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou: £225
2006 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou: £150
2009 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou: £250
2018 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou: £215
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