Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1970 is in very good condition for its age.
Ducru-Beaucaillou (lit. beautiful pebbles) is a 'super second growth' – an estate that is working at a quality level equal to, or approaching, that of a first growth. Made for relatively early enjoyment rather than speculation, it is exceptionally interesting in both quality and price.
Under the late Jean-Eugène Borie, one of Bordeaux's real gentlemen, the estate, which possesses a wonderful sweeping panoramic views over the Gironde, rose to stardom in the latter part of last century, with a succession of scintillating vintages.