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Rare-Bordeaux-Weine EUR 45.00 750ml
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Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1996

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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 Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/22/2009

Excellent deep ruby. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of cassis, crystallized black cherry, Cuban tobacco, minerals, dark chocolate and mint. Thick, sweet and concentrated; ripe and pliant. Lively flavor of crunchy berries. Lovely balance and complexity. Fin... Stephen Tanzer. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

1996: My concerns about the 1996 Branaire turning out too tannic were unfounded. Tasted three times out of bottle, it is a textbook Branaire, with a tell-tale floral, raspberry, and black currant-scented nose intermixed with minerals and floral nuanc... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


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

Gorgeous aromas of raspberry and perfume. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a fresh and fruity aftertaste. Silky and fine. Best after 2003. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Branaire-Ducru 750ml



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