Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is in the Saint-Julien appellation of Medoc. It was rated a second growth (deuxièmes crus) in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. Considered to be the quintessential Saint-Julien wine, deep in color with ripe tannins, and intense fruit concentration.
The 75 hectare vineyard is planted 70% to Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% to Merlot. Beginning with the 2018 vintage, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou began their conversion to 100% organic farming methods.
The 2009 and 2010 vintages are the most critically acclaimed vintages.
The chateau also produces a second wine named La Croix de Beaucaillou.