Situated in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths), also known as the ‘Super Seconds’. The name ‘Beaucaillou’ comes from the French ‘beautiful stone’ referring to the terroir of the region and the multi-coloured stones that can be seen throughout the vineyard. ‘Ducru’ comes from Bernard Ducru who bought the château in 1795. In 1941 Francois Borie purchased the château and his family have run the estate since, with Bruno Borie managing it today. The Borie Family also own château Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Haut-Batailley. Château Ducru-Beaucaillou faced difficulty in the 1980s with an infestation TCA (Cork Taint) which caused damage to several vintages between 1988 and 1990. The château produces two wines, their primary wine Château Ducru-Beaucaillou and since 1995, La Croix de Beaucaillou. Bruno Borie states that the wine has always retained its key qualities: elegance, freshness and charm.