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Château Branaire-Ducru St.-Julien Pre-Arrival 2012

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*2012 Bordeaux Future. Delivery Fall 2015.*The 2012 Branaire Ducru is a seductive effort that is a credit to this chateau, which did not try to over-extract or push the fruit past what it was capable of providing. The result is an elegant, pretty, mid-weight wine with soft, velvety tannin, spicy mulberry and black cherry fruit, hints of spring flowers and loamy soil undertones, medium body and a moderate finish.Robert Parker Wine Advocate (88-90 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival. Summer 2015.*

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

Editorial Reviews for Château Branaire-Ducru St.-Julien Pre-Arrival

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,906
4.50 5
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


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,906
4.60 5
05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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.



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*2012 Bordeaux Future. Delivery Fall 2015.*The 2012 Branaire Ducru is a seductive effort that is a credit to this chateau, which did not try to over-extract or push the fruit past what it was capable of providing. The result is an elegant, pretty, mid-weight wine with soft, velvety tannin, spicy mulberry and black cherry fruit, hints of spring flowers and loamy soil undertones, medium body and a moderate finish.Robert Parker Wine Advocate (88-90 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival. Summer 2015.*

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