Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien, France, 1996

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien, France, 1996

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou's 1996 was one of the stars of the excellent 1996 Bordeaux vintage. It is drinking well now, though you will be rewarded for further patience in the cellar.

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is right at the top of the ladder in Saint-Julien, and it is known as a 'Super Second' – a second growth producing wines equal or superior to the illustrious first growths. Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones (beaux cailloux) found in its unique wine-growing soils, and the château is managed by the affable and welcoming Bruno-Eugene Borie, whose family has owned Ducru-Beaucaillou for 60 years. 

At a Glance

Origin : France 

Area : Bordeaux 

Grape : Bordeaux Blend 

Vintage : 1996

Alcohol : 14 %