Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

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Classification Second Growth
Appellation St. Julien
Owned By The Borie family
Operated By Bruno Borie
Annual production Average 10,000 cases p.a.
Typical blend Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 5% and Petit Verdot 5%
Status Investment-grade
Second Wine La Croix de Beaucaillou
About Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the 15 Second Growth producers of the 1855 Bordeaux classification and has been owned by the Borie family since 1941, along with Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Chateau Batailley. The Chateau’s vineyards extend to 50 hectares and its signature terroir is comprised of a distinctive gravel of larger stones for which the estate is believed to be named (‘beaucaillou’ means ‘beautiful stones’).
Vintage Critic Score First Liv-ex Price Listed (£) Highest Price Listed (£) Lowest Price Listed (£) Drinking window
2014 J Suckling 96 – 97 750 1,100 681
2013 R Parker 89 – 91 649 880 539 2014 – 2024
2012 R Parker 90 – 92 722 925 596 2017 – 2037
2011 R Parker 92+ 720 971 646
2010 R Parker 98+? 1,681 1,750 1,294 2013 – 2023
2009 R Parker 100 1,850 2,350 1,770 2019 – 2069
2008 R Parker 95+ 725 1,200 647 2016 – 2035
2007 R Parker 90 520 1,080 420 2010 – 2025
2006 R Parker 94- 750 1,180 585 2016 – 2035
2005 R Parker 97- 990 1,800 985 2018 – 2050

Source: Liv-ex – Market price at 15.12.17

   Denotes wines inside drinking window.

The Liv-ex Market Price: The prices quoted above are the Liv-ex published Market Price at the date noted. This is based on the cheapest 6 and 12-pack prices advertised by leading merchants in the EU.