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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  • Hi, I am looking to buy birth year bottles for my girls (born in '95 and '97).  Which region and varietal can hold up for 21 years before popping the cork?  I'm guessing French wines will be the most common response, but my knowledge to this region is pretty limited (primarily drink CA, WA, and Italian wines).  Also not looking to break the bank... Read More

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  • Château Branaire-Ducru St. Julien Ex-Negociant 2007

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    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) Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Which wine should one drink with grapes?I once asked that question and got the following reply......"You cannot drink any wine with grapes, that would be incest." Read More

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  • Branaire Ducru 1989

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    Still showing a youthful feel at age 20 (tasted Jan. 2010). Somewhat austere in the mouth, firm and structured, especially when tasted next to a jammy '89 Montrose. Restrained currant and cedar fragrance, flavorful but a bit dry in the mouth and finish. Excellent balance and classy feel, but not in a generous style. Read More

    Wine review by WineborkDotCom


  • Château Branaire Ducru Mc 4ème Grand Cru 2006

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by RBoulanger


  • Château Branaire Ducru Médoc Frankrijk Rood Saint Julien 1998

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    Tasted September 2008: The wine still has an unevolved, deep colour, which perfectly matches its bouquet and taste. This is an occasionally underpreforming Saint-Julien, and so is the 1998 vintage. Scented, spicy, slightly meaty in the nose, and with a whiff of herbaceousness, the wine seems unable to mature and soften. The taste too shows lead-... Read More

    Wine review by Nicki


  • Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by Shell Midden


  • Branaire Ducru 2002

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  • Château Branaire Ducru Mc 4ème Grand Cru 2006

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    soufre, masculin, mastoc, bloc, tanique Read More

    Wine review by Matthieu


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