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Château Branaire Ducru, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2017


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Branaire Ducru
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St Julien
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Branaire Ducru, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2017

Tasting Note:

The charming Patrick Maroteaux, who owned Branaire-Ducru since 1988, died in November 2017. He implemented many improvements and changes at the estate and his reign will be remembered for a string of delicious, authentic, honest wines. They were rarely flashy or impressive, but they always provided enjoyment when served on the table. The 2017 is a fitting tribute. There's an earthy rusticity, some savoury notes, underpinned by waves of rich hedgerow fruit and graphite. It is measured and genuine with plenty of density, ripe tannins and good acidity. We look forward to raising a glass or two of this to Patrick in the future. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 6.5% Petit Verdot

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