Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2010

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This has guts, offering dark fig, plum and cocoa notes carried by velvety but substantial tannins, with a very long, smoke- and plum sauce-filled f... Read more

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 r... Read more

2010: Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has completed a decade of brilliant performances at this chateau across the Medoc's Route de Vin from Beychevell... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2013

This has guts, offering dark fig, plum and cocoa notes carried by velvety but substantial tannins, with a very long, smoke- and plum sauce-filled finish that has well-embedded acidity. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Branaire-Ducru 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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
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
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.


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

This wine is more backward than I would have normally expected, but nevertheless, it is very impressive. The 2010 Branaire-Ducru displays an inky bluish purple color and loads of mulberry, raspberry, black currant, graphite and floral notes in its intense aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with sensational ripeness, purity, texture and length, the tannins are slightly more prominent than I remember from barrel, but they are sweet and ripe (as opposed to astringent and bitter). This beautiful wine needs 4–6 years of cellaring and should keep 25–30 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
08/22/2013

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 2010 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

"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 notes of raspberry jam, black currants, crushed rocks and spring flowers are followed by a wine of impeccable purity, medium to full-bodied power, sweet tannin and stunning texture and length. With superb richness and beautiful overall equilibrium, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and keep for 25 or more years."*-Robert Parker Wine Advocate (93-95 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2013*

"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 notes of raspberry jam, black currants, crushed rocks and spring flowers are followed by a wine of impeccable purity, medium to full-bodied power, sweet tannin and stunning texture and length. With superb richness and beautiful overall equilibrium, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and keep for 25 or more years."*-Robert Parker Wine Advocate (93-95 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2013*

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