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Branaire Ducru 1982

Winemaker's Notes:

"This is an elegant 1982, with blueberry, raspberry, mineral, and spicy oak aromas in the moderately intense, polite bouquet...exhibits firmness in the mouth as well as good flesh, a sweet, ripe entry, medium body, and impressive elegance and length..." WA 6/00.

Château Branaire-ducru:
This estate was founded when a Jean-Baptiste Braneyre bought part of the neighbouring Chateau Beychevelle estate in 1680. The Duluc name was added when his daughter Marie married a Pierre de Luc and the Ducru name when a Gustave Ducru inherited the estate in 1875.The actual chateau was constructed in 1824.It became a fourth growth in the famous 1855 classification. It was bought by businessma... Read more
This estate was founded when a Jean-Baptiste Braneyre bought part of the neighbouring Chateau Beychevelle estate in 1680. The Duluc name was added when his daughter Marie married a Pierre de Luc and the Ducru name when a Gustave Ducru inherited the estate in 1875.The actual chateau was constructed in 1824.It became a fourth growth in the famous 1855 classification. It was bought by businessman Patrick Maroteaux in 1988 and he has invested a great deal of time and money on the estate and the chateau. There are vineyards spread across the appellation now totaling 60 hectares planted with 70% cabernet sauvignon,22% merlot,4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. The average vine age is 35 years.There is a second wine called Duluc de Branaire-Ducru and there are also 3.5 hectares in the Haut-Medoc appellation and the wine from them is called Haut-Medoc de Branaire-Ducru Read less

External Reviews for Branaire Ducru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

This is an elegant 1982, with blueberry, raspberry, mineral, and spicy oak aromas in the moderately intense, polite bouquet. The color is a healthy dark ruby with no lightening or amber. The wine exhi... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

4ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/08/2009

A big, traditional-style red. Ruby-garnet in color, with chestnut, berry and truffle aromas. Full-bodied and very concentrated, with velvety tannins and lots of mushroom and earth flavors. Slightly dry.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. -... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

4me Cru ClassŽ



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"This is an elegant 1982, with blueberry, raspberry, mineral, and spicy oak aromas in the moderately intense, polite bouquet...exhibits firmness in the mouth as well as good flesh, a sweet, ripe entry, medium body, and impressive elegance and length..." WA 6/00.

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