2015 Ch Branaire Ducru 4ème Cru St Julien

Ch Branaire Ducru 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Branaire Ducru
Region
St Julien, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2021-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
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2015 Ch Branaire Ducru 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Branaire Ducru
Region
St Julien, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2021-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£435.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2016, Score: 91-93

Deep inky purple. The nose has a wonderful minty lift and the palate is filled with cool blue and black fruits, like blueberries and mulberries. The mid-palate is neatly focused and the finish is almost salty with savoury concentration.

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Producer

Château Branaire Ducru

Across the road from Beychevelle lies Château Branaire Ducru. Until 1988, the entire production was sold in France through the Nicolas chain of wine shops. A change in ownership fortunately also changed that policy and Branaire Ducru now takes its rightful place on the international marketplace. Like most Médoc wines, the core of the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon and intensive work in the vineyard ensures optimum ripeness. Château Branaire Ducru aims for a balance of elegance and complexity - a trend which has been apparent since 1989, the vintage after its current owner, Patrick Maroteaux, purchased the château.

Region

St Julien, Red Bordeaux

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.

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