Von dem Chateau, das nach den schönen Kieselsteinen seiner Weinberge benannt wurde, hat man einen wunderschönen Blick über die Mündung der Gironde. Es wird bereits in der dritten Generation von der Familie Boirie geführt.
- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley: „With its optimally situated gravel soils on the bank of the Gironde around its grand 19th-century château, Ducru-Beaucaillou can boast one of the finest terroirs of the entire Médoc. Planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare and farmed organically since 2018, with high canopies and seasonal cover crops, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is increasing at the expense of Merlot. Macerations are classical, followed by élevage in long-seasoned new oak barrels, and only around one-third of the estate's Saint-Julien production makes it into the grand vin. Proprietor Bruno Borie envisages Ducru as something of a Renaissance villa, with its vegetable garden and livestock raised on site as well as viticulture, and he lives on the property. But Borie's vision is also modern, with an in-house research-and-development department.“