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La Croix de Beaucaillou

The second wine of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou; see there.

The vineyard is located in the commune of Saint-Julien in the Médoc(Bordeaux). The estate, which arose from a division of the Beychevelle barony, was acquired by the eponymous Bertrand Ducru in 1795. The second part of the name is derived from the pebble soil (beau caillou = beautiful pebble). In the 1855 Bordeaux classification, it was awarded second place (Deuxième Grand Cru Classé). The classification is said to be due to the fact that Ducru-Beaucaillou was constantly...

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