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Château Branaire Ducru Mc 4ème Grand Cru 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

06 | FRANCE | Bordeaux

Editorial Reviews for Château Branaire Ducru Mc 4ème Grand Cru

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,117
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Deep and a bit oily and inky on the nose with aromas of black fruit and dusty gravel This has that sweet savory aspect to it with a base of nutty oak,, a really powerful and complex nose. Powerful on entry as well but but tight and a bit austere and blocky in the mouth. Tight and promising today but not showing terribly much in the mouth today, this finishes tight and a bit chunky with nice black currant fruit. Has a lot in reserve. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,117
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/23/2012

Moist soil rich in clay greets the nose along with notes of charry wood, cinnamon, and beefy. This is a bit sweet and soft in the mouth with a hard currant, candied fruit edge that’s a touch diffuse but really quite balanced with nice inner mouth tension and a seductive feel. The finish shows a touch darker with a lovely black cherry finale. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,117
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Dense and dark smelling, cocoa, oaky, minty, very thin mints – soft entry, velvety, a bit opaque but the core of wild berry fruit does pop on the mid-palate, ripe tannins, seductive feel, good fruit drives through on the moderately long finish (91-92)


Member Reviews for Château Branaire Ducru Mc 4ème Grand Cru

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,117
4.60 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Sandro Nunes
811984150
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/04/2012

Very good!


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
01/29/2009

Dark garnet colored wine with brush and animal aromas. Floral, brush, dark cherry and berry and tobacco flavors. Rich and round with a great finish on fruit and spice. Potent! A Bordeaux that has it all.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
01/29/2012

This wine has great earthiness and is very "terroir" driven. It's definitely very French and will only improve with more time. - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: Matthieu
31468120
3.00 5
09/13/2007

soufre, masculin, mastoc, bloc, tanique


Snooth User: Shell Midden
7270762
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/23/2008

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Château Branaire Ducru Mc 4ème Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 11/14/2013

Full of ripe Cabernet tannins this is a structured wine thats chunky in character. It elegantly balances fruit and structure resulting in a wine thats sure to be impressive. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/24/2012

70% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot. Located over 50 hectares, in the southeastern most part of the St. Julien appellation, close to Beychevelle, on alluvial gravel soil. Average vine age is almost 40 years. Bla... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/14/2012

This wine is based on tannins, yet it also has weight and a complex fruit structure. Its power lies in the density of its texture. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Branaire-Ducru 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2014

Very polished and stylish, with a velvety feel to the layers of crushed plum, currant and blackberry, while bittersweet cocoa and black licorice glide in on the gorgeous, black tea-infused finish. Features a lovely allure rather than raw power, making this possibly the prettiest St.-Julien of the vintage. There's plenty in the tank for cellaring as well. Best from 2014 through 2030.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/25/2011

2010: Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has completed a decade of brilliant performances at this chateau across the Medoc's Route de Vin from Beychevelle and a stone's throw from Ducru Beaucaillou, St.-Pierre and Gloria. A fabulous effort, the 2010's note... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Branaire-Ducru 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 03/08/2013

From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc, (Similar to the 2009) the wine sports a deep ruby tint. Jammy black raspberry, spice and hints of toasty oak start off the perfume. In the mouth, fre... Jeff Leve. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Branaire-Ducru 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc (Similar to the 2009) the wine sports a deep ruby tint. Jammy black raspberry spice and hints of toasty oak start off the perfume. In the mouth fresh cassis mocha olives and spice combine with strong ripe tannins ending in a blackberry filled finish. The wine reached 13.8% alcohol which is higher than they recorded in 2009. Due to the high level of acidity there is no sensation of heat. According to the owner Patrick Maroteaux one of the keys to the success in 2010 is due to their new method of handling the press wine. This includes ageing the press wine in one year old barrels and utilizing more selection in the press wine. 40% of the press wine was allocated to the Grand Vin. The remainder was included in the second wine. Jeff Leve.


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