Château Ducru Beaucaillou is one of the best Grands Crus Classés in the Saint-Julien appellation. La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, is a wine with its own style, produced from dedicated plots in the estate vineyard with the youngest vines less than 10 years old. Cuvée Colbert, is a special cuvée standing among the rarest wines in Bordeaux because of its extremely limited production A specific ageing in a rare 45-hectoliter foudre/tank crafted from a 40-meter-high oak tree from the Colbert timber, within the famous Tronçais forest. A very elegant wine with extremely refined tannins thanks to this particular ageing choice. Only 240 bottles available in the US.
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
The wines of La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou come from the vineyard of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. This exceptional Médoc terroir is situated between the Gironde River to the east, the centre and the west of the Saint-Julien appellation. The estate owes its name to its “beautiful pebbles” ("beaux cailloux", in French) which, because of their high quartz content, make for soils that are poor in plant nutrients.
It is precisely this “agrological” paucity, as the late Bordeaux professor and geographer, René Pijassou, described it, that makes them so well-suited to the production of fine wine. In the east, the plots are planted along the rolling Médoc ridges, just above the estuary, while those at the epicentre benefit from a microclimate nurtured by the little La Mouline stream that meanders through the middle of the appellation from west to east before disappearing into the Gironde