2018 Château Branaire-Ducru

69.95 57.81
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Julien
Winery Château Branaire Ducru
Year 2018
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2046
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This Chateau Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon , 32% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc grapes. The harvest took place at Chateau Branaire from Beychebelle (Saint-Julien) between September 18 and October 8. The wine was aged in about 60% new oak. The wine comes into its own when it is first stored for a few years.

The Saint-Julien is one of the most famous red wines of the growing region of Bordeaux. The area of controlled Appellation contains wines from the commune of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle in the Medoc and covers an area of 3.5 to 4 km. It is located about 10 km north of Margaux on the Gironde, bordering directly on Pauillac to the north. This commendable Chateau Branaire-Ducru has a beautiful garnet-purple color, a bit earthy on the nose, aromas of red cherry, berries, spices, nuts, cocoa and oak. Medium-bodied, firm with fruit, light spices, white pepper and a hint of sage. Nice tannins and commendable, lively finish.

According to James Suckling (97/10): "....Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made."

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Julien
Winery Château Branaire Ducru
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2046
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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