Château Branaire Ducru, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien
    Château Branaire Ducru

    Château Branaire Ducru, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien,



    Château Branaire Ducru, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2010

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Branaire Ducru, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2010

    Produced from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot including 10% of press wine. This is a really impressive Branaire. Notes of cut flowers, cherries, cedar and spice. Lots of big sweet fruit flavours on the palate, blackcurrants, dark cherries - powerful, with lots of glycerine. The tannins are ripe and there are long flavours of sweet cherries on the finish. A vin de garde.

    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2010 Branaire-Ducru has a typically lighter bouquet compared to Beychevelle but there is wonderful precision and focus, attractive scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, mint and loam. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, very harmonious and focused with Branaire’s typical understated and yet persistent finish. Superb. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting.
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    Drinking Window:
    2023 - 2055


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    Château Branaire Ducru

    Château Branaire Ducru

    Château Branaire-Ducru, located in the commune of Saint Julien, is surrounded by illustrious neighbours such as Beychevelle, Ducru-Beaucaillou and Gruaud Larose. Originally a part of Chateau Beychevelle, the property was acquired by Jean-Baptiste Braneyre and became known as Chateau Branaire in 1680. It was owned by various members of the 'de Luc' family for well over a century until 1875 when Gustave Ducru became the sole owner. The modern era for Chateau Branaire-Ducru began in1988 when the estate was purchased by the Maroteaux family. The wine is aged for 20 months in 50% new oak and is typically rich, brooding and powerful style of Bordeaux.

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