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Chateau Branaire-Ducru 4me Cru Classe St-Julien Bordeaux 2008

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Deep purple with exotic spice on the nose, this has fine tannins which coat<br/>a plump, concentrated core of black fruits. Creamy with a rewarding long<br/>finish, this is a very fine example of typical St Julien with an added<br/>precision that lifts it above many of its peers.<br/><br/>

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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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Deep purple with exotic spice on the nose, this has fine tannins which coat<br/>a plump, concentrated core of black fruits. Creamy with a rewarding long<br/>finish, this is a very fine example of typical St Julien with an added<br/>precision that lifts it above many of its peers.<br/><br/>

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