Château Branaire-ducru

+33 5 56 59 25 86 33250 SAINT-JULIEN-BEYCHEVELLE,
France

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

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  • Petit Verdot

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  • Quite the sea change in Bordeaux as prices seem a bit more affordable these days (as opposed to the 2009 bull rush just 5-6 years ago), and it appears they have a vintage that strikes the right balance between cool and warm. Not a too hot or too cold year that is, probably the first one like it since 2008.Eyeing Grand Puy Lacoste at $53/each, Du... Read More

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  • Duluc de Branaire-Ducru 2011

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    nose of soy, structured with spices, moderate length Read More

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  • Chateau Branaire Duluc Ducru St Julien Grand Cru Classe 1995

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Saint Julien is a Bordeaux appellation created in 1936 for wines from in and around the Saint-Julien-Beychevelle commune on the Medoc peninsular.It is a small but prestigious appellation with 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification,one of which ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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

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    Wine review by mark


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

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    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, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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

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    Wine review by mark


  • Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Saint Julien 2008

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Chateau Branaire Duluc Ducru St Julien Grand Cru Classe 2005

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    Wine review by arnied


  • The Bordeaux en primeur wines from the 2010 vintage are about to be released...which wines are you most excited about?  Read More

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  • Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2008

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