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Branaire Ducru 1989

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Established in 1680 by Jean-Baptiste Braneyre. The vineyard is 50 hectares, (74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and just 4% Petit Verdot) with most of the vines being 35 years old. They produce around 15,000 cases a year. A very young bouquet considering the age of the wine. it is complex, rich and spicy with aromas of cedar and pencil lead. The tannins are still noticeable, fresh and have deep texture. Flavours of tobacco, leather, cedar and black cherry.

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

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Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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3.50 5
01/16/2010

Still showing a youthful feel at age 20 (tasted Jan. 2010). Somewhat austere in the mouth, firm and structured, especially when tasted next to a jammy '89 Montrose. Restrained currant and cedar fragrance, flavorful but a bit dry in the mouth and finish. Excellent balance and classy feel, but not in a generous style.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/10/2009

Harmonious, balanced and very fresh '89. Color is medium-dark ruby, with lovely fresh floral and raspberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, well-integrated tannins and a fruity, minty aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2001. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Harmonious balanced and very fresh 89. Color is medium-dark ruby with lovely fresh floral and raspberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied well-integrated tannins and a fruity minty aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2001. JS Wine Spectator.



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Established in 1680 by Jean-Baptiste Braneyre. The vineyard is 50 hectares, (74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and just 4% Petit Verdot) with most of the vines being 35 years old. They produce around 15,000 cases a year. A very young bouquet considering the age of the wine. it is complex, rich and spicy with aromas of cedar and pencil lead. The tannins are still noticeable, fresh and have deep texture. Flavours of tobacco, leather, cedar and black cherry.

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